[Mailman-Users] Auto-response for moderated new subscribes?

Cyndi Norwitz cyndi at norwitz.net
Mon Feb 9 22:58:57 CET 2009

On Feb 9, 2009, at 1:03 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:

> Cyndi Norwitz wrote:
>> 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?
> How did you request subscription? If you requested via the web, the
> autoresponder doesn't apply.

I used the web.  But so will 99.99% of our subscribers.

> Also, you will get at most 1 autoresponse
> from -request within autoresponse_graceperiod, so if you got one to
> this address while testing, you won't get another until the original
> graceperiod expires or you set autoresponse_graceperiod to 0.

I set it to 0 when I set it up.

> In short, you can set autorespond_requests to respond once per
> graceperiod to the sender of a messsage to the -request (or -subscribe
> or -join) address (which may or may not be a subscribe request), but
> you can't set a message to be sent to anyone requesting a  
> subscription.

Bummer.  Thanks for the quick response.

Might this be added to a wish list?  I'm sure a lot of listowners  
with moderation set for subscriptions would love that feature.


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