[Mailman-Users] Custom contact address, not site admin

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Dec 5 02:08:53 CET 2014

On 12/01/2014 03:53 AM, Henrik Rasmussen wrote:
> Since disabled.txt and probe.txt contains
> you can contact the list owner at
>     %(owneraddr)s
> I figured that %(owneraddr)s would be the list admin address, not the site admin address.

Admittedly it seems inconsistent, but at least they all refer to the
owner of some list ;)

> Why does disabled.txt and probe.txt refer %(owneraddr)s as List owner address when bounce.txt refer it as Site admin address?

When this was developed, there was no attempt to make a universal or
consistent set of replacements. Each set of replacements is built into
the specific code that uses the template.

There is no guarantee that the same name is replaced with the same thing
in two different templates. Also, names which are not in a default
template will almost certainly not be recognized if added to an edited
version of that template.

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

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