[Mailman-Users] Setting an explicit reply to

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Mon May 26 17:34:29 CEST 2003

On Fri, 2003-05-23 at 04:52, Christopher Kings-Lynne wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> I have a large one-to-many sort of list.  I want to set it up so that if a
> recipient of the newsletter hits 'reply', then I want it to go to a specific
> Reply-To address.
> I can see this option in Defaults.py:
> # Mailman can be configured to "munge" Reply-To: headers for any passing
> # messages.  One the one hand, there are a lot of good reasons not to munge
> # Reply-To: but on the other, people really seem to want this feature.  See
> # the help for reply_goes_to_list in the web UI for links discussing the
> # issue.
> # 0 - Reply-To: not munged
> # 1 - Reply-To: set back to the list
> # 2 - Reply-To: set to an explicit value (reply_to_address)
> Now, I've set that to two - but where on earth to I actually set the reply
> to address???
> Or does it get the reply-to address from the email that was sent to
> everyone?
> Chris
1 - Don't make changes to the Defaults.py file; make them
    to the mm_cfg.py file
2 - Changes to the mm_cfg.py file do not affect existing
    lists; these changes affect future lists - they act
    as a default for them
3 - If you really want to do this from the command line
    then use ~mailman/bin/config_list to dump out the list
    configuration and make the changes there, then dump 
    them back into the list using config_lists again.
4 - Go the easy route and use the Web-admin to make your
    changes to the lists configuration.  The options you
    are looking for are in the General Options page, and
    fields are clearly marked (including the place where
    you insert the email address).

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