[Mailman-Users] Cannot set digest mode via URL

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Sep 3 20:34:00 CEST 2010

W. Curtis Preston wrote:
>All I can say is http://www.backupcentral.com/ha.mp3 !!!!
>It works!  Thank you so much for your help with this!
>The following URL will set an existing user's digest flag on and nothing
>The opposite (digest=0) doesn't turn it off.  I don't need it for me, but I
>am curious about your thoughts on that, as I plan to help update the FAQ
>with what we've learned here.

Actually, the way the code works (and it works that way because of the
way most browsers work) setting a key to any value, e.g.
user%2540gmail.com_digest=1 or even user%2540gmail.com_digest=0 will
set the corresponding option on. To set an option off for a user you
just include "user=user%2540gmail.com" and omit the
user%2540gmail.com_<option> setting entirely.

Note that this means that


will effectively uncheck all the checkboxes for the user. Those that
you want checked such as perhaps nodupes and plain need to be
explicitly mentioned as in


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