[Mailman-Users] Customization for one-way announcement list

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Sep 22 00:56:40 CEST 2006

Jimmy wrote:

>Hi, We have Mailman 2.1.5 and are trying to set up and customize Mailman for
>a one-way announcement list for a newsletter.  We have read the various
>suggestions in the Mailman FAQ and customize the settings, various txt file
>for Email, and the 3 public html pages.  We are encountering some parts
>where there is no suggestions in the FAQs.  In particular, they are the
>1.  The confirmation html page when someone click on the subscription
>confirmation link from within the Email.

Built on the fly by Mailman/Cgi/confirm.py.

>2.  The login html page to allow the user to unsubscribe

Built on the fly by Mailman/Cgi/options.py

>and the options
>html page (somelists.domain.com/mailman/options/somelist)

Built from the options.html template (see

>Where can we get to these pages (listed above) to customize? Or 
>Are they generated by Mailman on the fly?  If so, is it hard to hack the
>code, which module, and is it advisable?

Hacking the code is not difficult if you are reasonably competent with

The advisability of patching Mailman depends on the resources you have
for maintaining and porting forward the patches to new releases.

>Does the new Mailman 2.1.9 provide more customization otpions?


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