[Mailman-Users] Mailman setting not "sticking"

Liz Zoob lizzoob at gmail.com
Sun Feb 2 22:15:58 CET 2014

Hi Mark,

Thanks for writing back, and thanks for the reference to the wiki.

<<Actually, this is (or should be) the first setting under "Notifications"
which is the section immediately below "Umbrella list settings" on the
admin General Options page.>>

Right--I double checked and that is indeed where it is!  Sorry for that.

<<there is likely a separate list that is the source of these reminders.>>

This is an interesting idea--I wonder if the list creator set up a test
list or something prior to the xxx_xxx and yyy_yyy lists. Unfortunately I
won't be able to verify this without his cooperation--so I hope he is
responsive when I write to him and ask!

Thanks again.


On Sun, Feb 2, 2014 at 12:40 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:

> On 02/01/2014 07:44 PM, Liz Zoob wrote:
> >
> > One of the Umbrella list settings under General Options is "Send monthly
> > password reminders?" which I have set to NO. (None of our members want to
> > access the list messages via the web, so they don't have or need
> > passwords.)

> > Nonetheless, some of our members are getting these Monthly
> > Reminder Messages anyway, despite the NO setting (not all--I haven't
> gotten
> > one myself), and they are writing to me, confused. Can anyone explain to
> me
> > why the NO setting is not sticking, or is being overridden? It is also
> > puzzling why only some of the members are getting the reminder.
> I suspect this is related to the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/EoCE>.
> I.e., there is another Mailman installation somewhere with a previous
> incarnation of the list that is sending these reminders. See that FAQ,
> particularly the final paragraph.
> > One more bit of information: The person who set up the mailing list for
> us
> > also set up two other regional lists, all within the same domain. In
> other
> > words, my list is xxx_xxx.ourdomain.org, while another is
> > yyy_yyy.ourdomain.org. Is it possible that there are "master umbrella"
> (?)
> > settings somewhere that override mine, settings that the original
> > setter-upper of this software can tweak? By the way, I did write to him
> > too, but I like to find out whatever I can on my own. Plus I may not be
> at
> > the top of his priority list.
> There are no "master" settings that would override the individual list
> settings, but as I suggest above, there is likely a separate list that
> is the source of these reminders.
> --

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