[Mailman-Users] "topics"

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Apr 14 22:02:24 CEST 2008

bergenpeak at comcast.net wrote:
>I dumped out a list config and noticed at the bottom some config around "topics".  Some of the comments in the text suggests that a list subscriber can "choose to only receive messages from the mailing list for a particular topic bucket (or buckets)".  
>Is this saying then that there's a way for users to see only a subset of messages sent to a list?  Is this configurable from a users perspcetive?  That is, when a user subscribes, is there a way for the user to indicate in the subscribe message the regular expression to use to determine which messages (buckets) they're interested in?

Topics are defined by the list admin, not by the user. See the Topics
section of the web admin interface. Topics are defined by regexps that
match against the Subject: and Keywords: message headers or header
like initial body lines.

If the list defines topics, each list member has the option of
subscribing to a subset of the defined topics and if the member
subscribes to one or more topics, she then has the further option of
receiving or not those message which match no topic.

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

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