[Mailman-Users] password monthly reminder

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Dec 5 16:31:26 CET 2007

Mohamed CHAARI wrote:
>I would like to know what is the exact behavior of this option:
>for example, as a list admin I have the 'reminder list flag' set to 'On' 
>, then a member X set the 'reminder user flag' to Off ==> what are the 
>consequences ? which flag override the other ?

The user who sets reminder's Off doesn't get them. Others are not affected.

>According to the doc, the user flag override the list flag, but in this 
>case, I don't understand the usefulness of the reminder list flag: 
>assume the list admin set the reminder list flag to 'Off', it has no 
>impact because default reminder user flag is set to 'On' and users will 
>continue to receive reminders ... do you confirm ?

No. The doc is misleading. If the list option is Off, no one gets reminders
regardless of user options. The user option only overrides the list option if
the list option is On and the user option is Off.

>I have another question: where is stored the subscriber options ? Are 
>they in the Mailman DB/Conf files ?
>For example, in config.pck conf file , I found the reminder list flag:
>/usr/lib/mailman/bin/dumpdb /var/lib/mailman/lists/mylist/config.pck | 
>grep reminder
>'send_reminders': 1,
>but I didn't find the reminder user flag in this file.

Assuming you have a standard Mailman without a custom MemberAdaptor, this same
config.pck has a dictionary called user_options with user emails as keys and a
number as the value. This number is a bit string that defines the user option
flags. The bit definitions are in Defaults.py under the heading "Bitfield for
user options".

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