[Mailman-Users] What is the difference between welcome.msg and subscribeack.txt

Henrik Rasmussen her at adm.ku.dk
Mon May 9 08:55:55 EDT 2016

The welcome message that is sent to new subscribers (provided that "General Options -> Send_welcome_msg" is set to Yes) comes from the text file /var/lib/mailman/lists/LISTNAME/en/subscribeack.txt. If this file includes %(welcome)s, the information from the field "General Options -> welcome_msg" is also included.

Both can be edited by the list admin from the admin webinterface in General Options -> welcome_msg and "HTML Page Editing" -> "Welcome email text file", respectively.

What is the difference between the welcome_msg text box and the subscribeack.txt and why would you, as list admin, edit one over the other?

Yours faithfully

Henrik Rasmussen

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