[Mailman-Users] Newbie questions

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Oct 7 05:17:34 CEST 2004

Sheila Hoffman wrote:

>I just installed MM via my cpanel and have spent the afternoon exploring
>all the options. When I subscribed myself to my new list I got an email
>and the subject line said confirm and included all the nubmers needed to
>confirm. I'd like to make that subject line a little more user friendly.

Go to the FAQ at http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py and read
article 4.52.

Since you are using cpanel, you should also read article 6.11.

>It also says in the body that "we have recieved a request from (IP
>address) for subscription of your email address..." That also seems
>pretty unfriendly. Most end-users aren't going to know if that came from
>their own IP or not. SO is there somewhere to edit the content of this
>email? I already found all the html editing options but I didn't see
>this there.

Read FAQ article 4.48. The template you want is verify.txt.

>ALSO: Obviously I subscribed to this list. I chose digest mode. Today I
>got my first email from your list. The digest mode arrived with all the
>separate emails as attachments instead of listed within the email. I
>imagine this is html vs text? But where is that  needing to be set? I
>saw a place that asked about that but I thought it was just for being
>able to send an html email. If the result of that ability is receiving
>digest in this mode I think I'll turn it off. I'd much prefer to be able
>to scroll all the messages. Is that an end-user preference or a global
>list setting? Or both?

This is a per-user setting with a per-list default. The setting on the
user's options page is "Get MIME or Plain Text Digests?"

The user's settings on the admin Membership Management... page(s) is
"plain" between "digest" and "language".

The list default is mime_is_default_digest on the Digest options page.

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