[Mailman-Users] Auto-Responder to "Request"

Marina marina at mailbox.co.uk
Wed May 19 14:58:53 CEST 2004

Ah... Although it now works, it also now seems to prevent messages sent to
the "-join" and "-leave" addresses from getting any messages other than the
auto-responder text I've entered. In other words, it seems to ignore emails
sent to the "-join" and "-leave" address (possibly others, but I haven't
tested it). And that's with the rate limiting set to 0.

I don't really want people to use the "-request" address other than for
receiving the text I'd input into the auto-responder. I want people to be
able to join and leave using "-join" and "-leave" and to receive my text
(not the canned Mailman text) if they should write to "-request".  Is there
any way of doing this please, as I'm now getting somewhat confused over it
(and possibly consequently missing the obvious)...

(I have checked the Admin Manual and the FAQ, but I'm afraid I can't find an

Many TIA,
Newbie - v.2.1.3 - via CPanel, no shell access

On Wednesday, May 19, 2004 10:31 AM [UK Time],
Marina wrote:

| Apologies for my delayed reply. Thank you for your reply which is much
| appreciatied, it now works as it should, via "Yes, w/discard".

On Sunday, May 16, 2004 2:06 PM [UK Time],
Marina wrote:

| I'm not sure I fully understand how the auto-responder system works. For
| instance, "Should Mailman send an auto-response to emails sent to
| the -request address? If you choose yes, decide whether you want Mailman
| to discard the original email, or forward it on to the system as a normal
| mail command."
| If I choose "No" (with or without my own text) and someone sends a message
| to listname-request, with "help" in the subject line, they still get an
| auto-response with a load of email commands that will be totally
| meaningless and confusing to the majority of them.
| If I choose "Yes, w/forward" and I enter my own text, it sends both the
| canned response and my text as separate emails.
| If I choose "Yes, w/discard" and I enter my own text, it sends nothing.
| How do I get it to send my text without the canned response?

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