[Mailman-Users] Disabling the digest feature

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Jul 20 16:04:28 CEST 2015

On 7/20/15 3:18 AM, MLA wrote:
> I have a low volume mailing list and would like to remove the digest
> option, so what I've done is (via the Mailman administrative interface):
> - in "Membership management"-"Membership list": disabled "Digest" from
> those members who had this enabled
> - in "Digest option": set Edit_digest to NO to disable the digest
> feature entirely

Do you mean digestable as in
Can list members choose to receive list traffic bunched in digests?
(Edit digestable)?

> - posted a message to the list to tell about the change and that current
> digest-receiving members have had their subscriptions changed to
> non-digest.
> This is all I have to do, right?

Assuming you meant 'digestable', yes.

> But for testing purposes I subscribed to the list with a new address and
> noticed that in my user's administration page ("options" section)
> there's a choice for "set digest mode" for on/off. How can I remove this
> and any other trace of the digest option which I might have missed?

The setting is there, but it can't be set to Yes if digestable is No.

If you have sufficient access to the server, you can copy
/path/to/templates/en/options.html to
/path/to/lists/LISTNAME/en/options.html and remove the part

    <tr><TD BGCOLOR="#cccccc">
        <strong>Set Digest Mode</strong><p>
        If you turn digest mode on, you'll get posts bundled together
        (usually one per day but possibly more on busy lists), instead
        of singly when they're sent.  If digest mode is changed from
        on to off, you may receive one last digest.
        </td><td bgcolor="#cccccc">

and maybe the following part

    <tr><TD BGCOLOR="#cccccc">
        <strong>Get MIME or Plain Text Digests?</strong><p>
        Your mail reader may or may not support MIME digests.  In
        general MIME digests are preferred, but if you have a problem
        reading them, select plain text digests.
        </td><td bgcolor="#cccccc">
        <MM-Plain-Digests-Button>Plain Text<p>
        <mm-global-mime-button><i>Set globally</i>

from the /path/to/lists/LISTNAME/en/options.html template (or place
'comment' tags around them). See the FAQ at
<http://wiki.list.org/x/4030605> for more on template editing.

It is arguably a bug to display these settings on the options page if
the list is not digestable and the user's digest setting is not Yes. If
you file a bug at <https://bugs.launchpad.net/mailman/+filebug>, I'll
consider fixing it.

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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