[Mailman-Users] Editing the from address on mailman autoresponse

Gretchen Stanton gstanton at qrc.com
Sun May 29 19:06:44 CEST 2005

Thanks for your response.  

It is quite possible that I am misunderstanding the intended functionality of 
this feature.  I just need a reply sent to everyone who send to the list that 
says we'll get back to them.  Currently when I send a message to the list, I 
get the auto-response back from jobs2-bounces at aurora.qrc.com with the 
appropriate response text I entered and the message is delivered to the list 
subscribers.  Doesn't seem like anything bounced to me which is why I did not 
think that the 'bounces' tag made sense.

I will give your code mods a careful try.

On Friday 27 May 2005 22:45, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Gretchen Stanton wrote:
> >I've set up a mailing list (job2 at aurora.qrc.com) for our HR dept. that
> >needs to send out an auto-response for every post.  However, the
> >auto-response goes out as from jobs2-bounces at aurora.qrc.com.
> >
> >Ignoring the fact that since the message was delivered, this tagging makes
> >no sense, I need to, at least for this particular list, not have the
> >'-bounces' added.
> I don't know why you think this autoresponse couldn't bounce or be in
> turn autoresponded to, but ignoring that and the possible loop that
> could result ...
> >Is there a way to accomplish this?
> Since you seem willing to modify code, yes. See below.
> >I have found the hack at
> >http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq02.003.htp but
> > it seems to apply to Outloook client which I refuse to use.  (I tried it
> > anyway and it did not change the behavior.)
> It relates to Outlook showing the message as from the envelope sender
> instead of the From: address. It's not relevant to your issue.
> The code to change is in Mailman/Handlers/Acknowledge.py
> You could try changing
>     usermsg = Message.UserNotification(sender, mlist.GetBouncesEmail(),
>                                        subject, text, lang)
> to
>     usermsg = Message.UserNotification(sender, mlist.GetListEmail(),
>                                        subject, text, lang)
> All the usual disclaimers - no warranty, try at your own risk ...
> --
> Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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