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

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat May 14 01:04:32 EDT 2016

On 5/13/16 5:10 PM, JB via Mailman-Users wrote:
> I always thought that the difference was that the acknowledge was sent when a new user requested to subscribe (to acknowledge the request and the new user to verify it)

This message is the confirmation request sent to the subscriber if the
list's subscribe policy includes confirmation. This is built from the
verify.txt template which is not one that can be edited through the
admin GUI.

and that the welcome message was sent after the new user completed the
subscribe process in its entirety as set up by the list owner.  This is
what the names would indicate to me anyway.

That is correct and the welcome message is built from the GUI editable
subscribeack.txt template, the default of which includes the replacement
%(welcome)s which is replaced by the list's welcome_msg text.

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