[Mailman-Users] digest options

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Wed Mar 30 04:19:32 CEST 2005

Jennifer Stanley wrote:
>i manage several discussion lists hosted by Dreamhost. for subscribers 
>who prefer digests, there are, it appears, few options for controlling 
>or customizing digest delivery. i had a request that digests be sent 
>weekly, but it appears that the frequency is dictated only by the size 
>of the volume. is there any way to (a) make digest delivery calendar 
>based rather than folder-size based? (e.g., sent weekly, daily, or 
>whatever, vs. after the folder reaches 30k or 250k or whatever) and/or

On the list's admin->Digest options page, set digest_send_periodic to
Yes. This will send a digest at intervals determined by the crontab
entry for 'senddigests'. The default is daily at noon (host time).

You can also cause a digest to be sent 'now' by setting
_send_digest_now to Yes and clicking "Submit Your Changes". Note: 
setting this value performs an immediate action but does not modify
permanent state.

>(b) is there any way to allow the subscriber to set these options for 


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