[Mailman-Users] Shortening mailman sign-up page links
mark at msapiro.net
Wed Apr 26 19:24:18 EDT 2017
On 04/26/2017 03:41 PM, Dean Suhr wrote:
> My Mailman list server is running on a linux server.
> I want to use a simplified URL to get to the list signup page. (I am afraid the underscore might be mistaken for a space in invitation emails when the email client automatically underlines links).
> I am not a htaccess wizard and have tried both file and domain level redirecting with no joy. I thought the ".org" in the live URL might be the problem but apparently it's not. Thanks in advance.
> Simplified URL: http://mldfamily.org/i-have-mld
> Live signup URL: http://mldfamily.org/mailman/listinfo/i-have-mld_mldfamily.org
This looks like cPanel where the list posting address is
i-have-mld at mldfamily.org, but the actual internal list name is
> These two don’t work:
> RedirectMatch 301 http://mldfamily.org/i-have-mld(.*) http://mldfamily.org/mailman/listinfo/i-have-mld_mldfamily.org/$1
> Redirect 301 http://mldfamily.org/i-have-mld http://mldfamily.org/mailman/listinfo/i-have-mld_mldfamily.org
They don't work because the match is against the URL-path, not against
the full URL. You want things like
> RedirectMatch 301 /i-have-mld(.*) http://mldfamily.org/mailman/listinfo/i-have-mld_mldfamily.org/$1
> Redirect 301 /i-have-mld http://mldfamily.org/mailman/listinfo/i-have-mld_mldfamily.org
> RedirectMatch 301 /i-have-mld(.*) /mailman/listinfo/i-have-mld_mldfamily.org/$1
> Redirect 301 /i-have-mld /mailman/listinfo/i-have-mld_mldfamily.org
but I don't think you'd ever really want the first of either pair.
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