[Mailman-Users] Customizing Monthly Reminder

Dennis Putnam dap1 at bellsouth.net
Tue Oct 4 17:04:36 CEST 2011

Thanks for the reply. The information that I want to add to the monthly
reminder is specific to the members of one particular list. While I
guess it does not hurt to send it to all lists if I word it correctly,
it would be nice to have list specific reminders. Is there a relatively
simple way around this or is it hard coded? Perhaps this could be added
as a feature for a future release.

On 10/2/2011 10:45 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Dennis Putnam wrote:
>> I am trying to customize my monthly password reminder for a specific
>> list. As I understood the documentation, in 'templates' I had to create
>> the directory path 'lists/<list name>/en' and place an edited copy of
>> 'userpass.txt' into it. However, when the monthly reminder is sent, it
>> uses the original default text for the reminder. What am I
>> misunderstanding about the hierarchy of customized files? TIA.
> First of all, the template for monthly reminders is cronpass.txt, not
> userpass.txt. userpass.txt is for 'on demand' reminders, but that
> isn't the only issue.
> A second issue is list specific templates do not go in
> templates/lists/<listname>/<lc>/. They go in a language (en or
> whatever) directory in the already existing lists/<listname> directory
> (the directory that contains config.pck), but there is yet another
> issue.
> Monthly password reminders are sent from the site (mailman) list. A
> single reminder message includes passwords for all lists with the same
> host_name to which the recipient is subscribed with reminders enabled.
> Thus, the template is processed without a list context, and a
> customized cronpass.txt template placed in a list directory will not
> be consulted. You have to put it in templates/site/en/cronpass.txt or
> templates/<host_name>/en/cronpass.txt, and it will apply to reminders
> for all lists or all lists with that host_name.
> I have just updated the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/jYA9> to mention
> this fact.

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