[Mailman-Users] Nomail members

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Mar 9 17:35:12 CET 2007

Paul Tomblin wrote:
>I'm starting to think that my average mailing list user won't remember the
>URL they used to subscribe, they don't file away that email they get when
>they subscribe with all the instructions, that they don't read the footer
>on every message, and they don't read the monthly message.

Sadly, I think this is true, and it argues that for this group of users
at least, the reminders are useless anyway.

But, for those for whom they are useful, here's a possibility. This is
not a promise, but rather a suggestion. I first saw it it a comment by
Glen Seib on the wiki <http://wiki.list.org/display/DEV/Mailman+2.2>.

The suggestion (with interpretation by me) is that the list owner could
provide a text template with substitutable parameters such as list
name, user email, user options url, etc. as a list attribute. This
could be used to remind users of list procedures and policies, how to
get a password reset, whatever you want. It would be sent periodically
to all list members. It would not be a list post, so it wouldn't be
archived, and it would be personalized even if the list normally

To bring this thread back around to its beginning, there could also be
a mechanism to treat a bounce of this message differently from a
bounce of a post or digest.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

More information about the Mailman-Users mailing list