[Mailman-Users] I can't turn off password reminders for my users

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Jun 13 16:30:17 CEST 2012

sweepslate wrote:

>I created a list and then turned off reminders in the admin UI. Here are 
>the relative options:
>   umbrella_list no
>   send_reminders off
>After that I've subscribed 3 mail addresses that belong to me, as a test.
>Checking the web preferances for each newly registered user I see that 
>they have the reminder option turn on: "Get password reminder email for 
>this list?".
>My question is, how can I turn off password reminders for all new users 
>arriving on the list?

You have to set the "32" bit in new_member_options which you cannot do
via the web UI. You have to use Mailman's bin/config_list or
bin/withlist to do this, but due to a bug, that doesn't work in
Mailman prior to 2.1.15. See

HOWEVER! this is all moot because the list setting send_reminders = No
takes precedence over individual user options, and when send_reminders
is No, no periodic reminders are sent for the list regardless of user
options. I.e., if send_reminders is Yes, individual users can turn
their's off, but if it is No, individual users cannot turn their's on.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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