rachel at longitude0.co.uk
Wed Sep 10 12:58:32 CEST 2008
Our list welcome message was sent out to the members by the Secretary
yesterday but he sent it as an ordinary mailman@ message and it
didn't contain any password in it. We'll have to send another,
additional, message, just to get the passwords generated, but I will
have to give the Secretary a description of how to do this. Ie
1. Log into Mailman control panel
2. Scroll down the General Options to "List-specific text prepended
to new-subscriber welcome message"
3. Enter any text to be sent in the message as well as the password
I'd be grateful for help with the rest of this. You'll remember that
all the members were subscribed by the Secretary - they didn't
subscribe themselves - I can't see how to create and send a welcome
message (or a "reminder" message) that includes passwords (ie that
the Mailman program recognises as THE welcome message and so will
include the passwords).
Hope this makes sense.
At 17:05 01/08/2008, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>Rachel Mawhood wrote:
> >Obviously, we can't give 400-plus people the Admin or Moderator
> >passwords so that they can view the Archives. Is there a way of
> >having a third password, which we can give to the membership (and
> >reset from time to time), to enable members to view the Archives?
>The admin and moderator passwords work (even without email address) for
>accessing the archives, but each list member (including admins and
>moderators if they are also members) has her/his own list password. In
>your subscription scenario, the password is randomly generated. It
>will be mailed to the member in the list welcome message, and unless
>disabled by the list or the user, the user will receive a monthly
>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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