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

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Jun 14 01:11:50 CEST 2012

sweepslate wrote:

>> 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
>> <https://bugs.launchpad.net/mailman/+bug/865825>.
>I'm running version 2.1.14-1, so, from what I understand, I can't set 
>this option globbaly, even if:

With 2.1.14-1, you can set the option globally for new lists via
DEFAULT_NEW_MEMBER_OPTIONS in mm_cfg.py and you can set it for a list
with bin/withlist or bin/config_list, but due to the above bug, the
first time any change whatsoever is posted to a list's General Options
GUI, all the new_member_options bits other than the four displayed on
that page will be reset.

> > 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.
>I was willing to accept that my users wouldn't be able to turn reminders 
>on if they wanted to.

Right. If the list's send_reminders is No, no periodic reminders are
sent for that list regardless of any user's option. This does not
preclude a user requesting and receiving a reminder from the options
login page (or in 2.1.15, the private archive login page). On demand
reminders are not affected by send_reminders.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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