[Mailman-Users] STUPID USERS

Robert Fishel bobfishel at gmail.com
Wed Aug 5 21:55:19 CEST 2009

I agree,

I am subscribed to countless lists over 6 organizations that use
mailman one of which I run, there is no way I would want to receive a
reminder from each list, it's painful enough now for each


On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 2:36 PM, Mark Sapiro<mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
> Charles Gregory wrote:
>>Is there NO way to get a reminder notice to come FROM the
>>list/list-owner, even given the obvious issue with possible multiple
> It's a simple change. Just send one reminder per list.
> But I for one for example receive a reminder every Mailman Day from
> python.org covering 11 lists. I don't want to receive 11 separate
> reminders.
> Given that periodic password reminders are going away in Mailman 3
> anyway, I don't see an urgent need to "fix" this.
>>I know how mailman works, but these people DON'T. Could there at
>>least be an 'overview' function that recognizes mail sent to
>>'mailman-request' and gives them a list of commands to manage each list?
> If you look carefully at the message you received and quoted, you will
> see that the user first sent two 'help' commands to
> mailman-request at hwcn.org, and then replied to the response saying that
> it couldn't be understood. Perhaps I lack imagination, but I don't
> know what I'd put in "a list of commands to manage each list" that
> wouldn't be essentially what's in the response to a 'help' command, so
> I don't think that would help in this case.
> I could change the response to a 'help' command to be From:
> 'list-owner' instead of 'list-bounces', and I think I will. I suspect
> it's being From: list-bounces is an artifact from Mailman 2.0 when it
> was From: list-admin. But, I don't see that helping in your example.
> It would only remove the 'unrecognized bounce' packaging from the
> message which would still go to you as owner.
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