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

Jim Tittsler jwt at onjapan.net
Wed May 19 15:54:20 CEST 2004

On May 19, 2004, at 21:58, Marina wrote:

> 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.

That is what is meant by 'discard'.  The -request message is discarded 
after sending the customized response message.

> 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 don't think so without modifying Mailman.  If you had filesystem 
access, you could edit the ~/templates/**/*.txt files, (but those are 
common to all the lists run by that Mailman instance unless you change 
how the cmd_*.py files build their responses.).

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