[Mailman-Users] Digest options -> list configuration

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Aug 6 16:48:55 CEST 2008

Alan.Rubin at nt.gov.au wrote:
>If these lines occur in mailman's crontab -
># Noon, mail digests for lists that do periodic as well as threshhold delivery.
>0 12 * * * /opt/csw/bin/python -S /export/home/mailman/cron/senddigests
>how will lists with digests enabled be affected?  If the list has a high
>threshold, will it still have the contents of its digest sent?

If digest_send_periodic is Yes, and the list has had at least one post
since the last digest, a digest will be sent when cron/senddigests

>Do options in
>the configuration take precedence over the script?

The only configuration option that affects cron/senddigests is
digest_send_periodic which controls whether or not cron/senddigests
will send a digest for this list.

>If the intention is to
>schedule sending of digests from cron for a particular list on specific days
>only, will the script send the digest regardless of the threshold?


>And, if you
>disable the cronjob above, how will that affect any other lists on the mail
>server where users arbitrarily choose to receive digests and list owners allow

If you disable cron/senddigests, no periodic digests will be sent for
any list. If you change the schedule, it will affect all lists.

You can run cron/senddigests for specific lists with a "-l listname"
option (run 'cron/senddigests -h' for info) so you could set up your
crontab to run 'cron/senddigests -l list1' on one schedule and
'cron/senddigests -l list2' on another, but the problem is there's no
"all lists except ..." option, so it becomes cumbersome.

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