[Mailman-Users] Extra welcome text not used

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Nov 22 12:19:05 EST 2017

On 11/22/2017 04:59 AM, Harmen Mesker wrote:
> Hi all Mailman aficionados,
> I have an odd problem with one of my mailing lists. I have added extra
> text in the welcome_msg field to be send to new members but that field
> is not used. Instead new members get to see this:
> Welkom op de %(real_name)s@%(host_name) maillijst! %(welcome)s
> Berichten naar deze lijst kunt u richten aan het volgende adres:

The issue is '%(host_name) ' is missing an 's'. It should be
'%(host_name)s '. This causes interpolation of the variables (including
'%(welcome)s' which includes the welcome message) to fail.

The file templates/nl/subscribeack.txt should be correct. I suspect
someone has made a change by following the 'Edit the public HTML pages
and text files' ('Bewerk de publiek toegankelijke HTML-pagina's en de
tekstbestanden' in Dutch) link in the admin UI and editing the 'Welcome
email text file' ('Tekstbestand van het welkomstbericht voor nieuwe
leden') and lost that 's'.

If you go there and ensure that every replacement looks like '%(...)s',
that should fix 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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