[Mailman-Users] Help

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Apr 30 16:51:35 CEST 2009

dave andrews wrote:

>Hi can anyone help me get the keywords selection facility working on

There are some problems with the way topics keywords are documented in
Mailman 2.1.x. Mailman 2.2 will actually work as documented, but for
Mailman 2.1 you need to know the following.

The regexp box is a single regexp compiled in VERBOSE mode. This means
unescaped whitespace outside of character classes is ignored and any
unescaped # and everything to the right of it is ignored.

In particular, this means that several words, one per line are not ORed
as implied by the documentation. You need to explicitly OR them as in


This is fixed in 2.2 (not released yet) so that the simple word per
line will work, and current working regexps will be converted to
continue working.

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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