[Mailman-Users] "topics"

bergenpeak at comcast.net bergenpeak at comcast.net
Tue Apr 15 05:13:02 CEST 2008

So how does a subscribe become aware of the different topics available on a list?

How does one configure a user's e-mail address to receive only messages which match a topic?  


-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> 

> 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 The highway is for gamblers, 
> San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan 

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