[Mailman-Users] Another Poor CPanel User

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed Oct 1 02:36:04 CEST 2003

You guessed correctly - the instructions are for folks who admin the
server.  Unfortunately it is rare for a person using CPanel to have real
administrative access to their server.

Now, it is possible for the real admin of the server to give you access
to your lists so that you could actually modify certain list-specific
files. It is up to you, however, to convince your service provider to
set that access up.

One way would be for them to make you the "owner" of your list's
configuration files and directories (since Mailman only uses the "group"
rights for access), then to set-up sym-links from your lists directories
into your private space.

That way you could only muck up your own lists...

Good Luck - Jon Carnes

On Tue, 2003-09-30 at 18:59, Amanda Moore wrote:
> Hi, all.  Sorry to disturb you with this, as I know you have already been
> addressing these issues, both in your FAQ and on this list.
> I am just a novice graphic designer trying to create an announcement-only
> mailing list for a ministry site.  Mailman is part of CPanel, which is what
> my site's host offers.  I love how easy-to-use Mailman is, but I'm stuck on
> one particular thing.  In the FAQ, the instructions given for changing the
> welcome message are as follows:
> "In Mailman 2.1.x you can customize the welcome message.  Create  a
> directory lists/<yourlist>/en (assuming English :) and copy
>   templates/subscribeack.txt to this directory.  Then edit this file   for
> your specific wording.  Mailman will use this specialized 
>   template for the English welcome messages."
> Now, please assume I know nothing about anything, and then simplify things
> from there.  I would like to change the welcome message, but am unable to do
> so, given that I am a complete idiot.  These instructions sound as if they
> were for folks who have Mailman installed on their own servers, instead of
> someone using Mailman as I am doing.  Am I correct?  And is there anything I
> can do about this?  (Besides throwing a temper-tantrum with the CPanel folks
> or my hosting company?)
> I am wanting to do a mass subscription to this new list pretty soon, so I
> would deeply appreciate a reply at someone's earliest convenience.  I'll
> treat you to a virtual cup of coffee.  ;-)  Thanks so much in advance.
> Yours confusedly,
> Amanda
> P.S.  CPanel is running Mailman 2.1.2.
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