[Mailman-Users] Auto-response for moderated new subscribes?
cyndi at norwitz.net
Mon Feb 9 20:19:30 CET 2009
I looked in the FAQ but could not find anything.
One of the lists I run is advertised to the public but subscriptions
are moderated (need approval). The other moderator and I would like
a way to send out a form letter automatically to people when their
subscription is pending that lists the basic info we want from them
and where to send it.
I looked through the list admin commands. The General page has a
place for an auto-reply to new subscribers (appended to the regular
welcome) but nothing for those who are pending. Then there is the
Auto-Reply page which has places for auto-responses to anyone mailing
to -owner or -request.
Using a less busy list with moderated subscriptions, I edited those 2
sections to send an auto-response (different wording so I could tell
them apart), saved the page, then I subscribed myself at a previous
unused address. I got the moderator request immediately at my
regular address but have not received an auto-response at the new
address. It's been over half an hour.
Am I missing something or does this feature not exist?
I use Mailman through an ISP that does not give root access. They
make a few changes to the code, mostly minor. We use version 2.1.11.
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