[Mailman-Users] variable codes showing

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Mon Oct 1 03:53:27 CEST 2007

April Mar wrote:

>It seems that my welcome message that is being sent out when someone subscribes is doing so without the variables being replaced with, well, the variable!!!!
>See this copy and paste of a portion of my welcome message  -------
>  Welcome to the %(real_name)s@%(host_name)s mailing list! %(welcome)s
>  Throughout the year you will receive important News and Announcements
>  from Shu Ren via this list.  We appreciate your participation.
>  PLEASE NOTE:  That some online email programs with Spam protection
>  turned on may automatically discard messages from lists such as this.
>  Add %(real_name)@%(host_name) to your address book to prevent this.
>  Thank you.
>  General information about the mailing list is at:
>    %(listinfo_url)s
>------  And so on.
>Can anyone help me figure out why?  I am possitive I have the code for them written correctly.  But I did add to it as you can see under "Edit the public HTML pages and text files".

It is difficult to know what might be going on without seeing the
template, but is every '%' in the template either in an interpolation
of the form %(variable)s, or doubled as in %% to produce a literal %
in the output?

If you have access to Mailman's logs, is there a 'broken template'
message or anything else relevant in Mailman's error log?

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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