[Mailman-Users] how do I edit my footer

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Fri Nov 14 21:47:33 CET 2003

On Friday, November 14, 2003, at 08:00  pm, John DeCarlo wrote:

> Jeff,
> Via the administrative Web interface, you can change the footer.  
> There is one footer for non-digest options and one for Digest Options.
> You will probably want to edit the text of documents in 
> <mailman-home>/templates/en - lots of them have references to the web 
> interface.
> There are messages in the archive about how to handle changes to the 
> templates.  Basically if you change them in the same directory, the 
> changes affect all lists and will be overwritten when you upgrade.  If 
> you change them and put them under each list you have, they will only 
> affect that list and not be overwritten during an upgrade.

Or you can have a site or domain specific templates which are not 
changed by upgrading. The template use hierarchy is (from the comments 
in $prefix/Mailman/Utils for the findtext() function for MM 2.1.3):

     # When looking for a template in a specific language, there are 4 
     # that are searched, in this order:
     # 1. the list-specific language directory
     #    lists/<listname>/<language>
     # 2. the domain-specific language directory
     #    templates/<list.host_name>/<language>
     # 3. the site-wide language directory
     #    templates/site/<language>
     # 4. the global default language directory
     #    templates/<language>

> donovan wrote:
>> Greetings
>> mailman newb here.
>> I'm running mailman with OSX server. and there are many things i 
>> don't want my members to see. For instance, I would like to edit the 
>> footer of each list message.
>> the default message leads users to the subscription page.
>> I would like to disable access to the web interface.

Do not forget that much of your list administration is most 
conveniently done through the web admin GUI. Manipulating your web 
server's httpd.conf can be used to restrict access to all or part of 
the Mailman web interface; in the extreme do not run a web server or 
make no changes to httpd.conf to allow access.

> -- 
> John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own
Richard Barrett                               http://www.openinfo.co.uk

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