[Mailman-Users] members not receiving their own messages.

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Tue Aug 21 09:54:20 EDT 2018

At Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:06:04 +0900 "Stephen J. Turnbull" <turnbull.stephen.fw at u.tsukuba.ac.jp> wrote:

> Adam Morris writes:
>  > Someone sent me the below link.
>  > If this can be implemented by me on my lists how can I do it?
>  > 
>  > https://www.lsoft.com/news/techtipLSV-issue2-2017.asp.
> If I understand what you want correctly, this is possible and
> controlled by the subscriber's "ack" option.

I think the OP might be wondering if *mailman* can implement the 
"Misc-Options= NEW_MESSAGE_ID" hack available with LISTSERV 16.0-2017a...

> You almost certainly don't want to implement it listwide.
> Acknowledgment messages are just an annoyance if you are also getting
> the message.  And perhaps even if you aren't.
> Individual subscribers can go to their options page, and set the "ack"
> option.  I am not sure if this subscriber option is *enabled by* or
> *overrides* the Autoresponder Settings -> autorespond_postings option
> for the list administrator, or if it's independent.  Somebody else may
> fill in the blank, or you can experiment with your own account (you
> don't need to have the original message display suppressed to see if
> the acknowledgment is sent and if it has the content you want it to
> show the subscribers).
> If you're pretty sure that most of the subscribers at that ISP want
> the setting, you as admin can do it from the Membership Management ->
> Membership List page.  Again I recommend doing it only for users who
> are likely to be experiencing the issue, and perhaps only those who
> raised it.
> Steve
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