Mailman sends notifications to the list administrators or list members
under a number of different circumstances. Most of these
notifications can be configured in this section, but see the Bounce
Processing and Auto-responder categories for other notifications that
Mailman can send.
- By default Mailman sends all list members a monthly password
reminder. This notice serves two purposes. First, it reminds
people about all the lists they may be subscribed to on this
domain, including the lists where their subscription may be
disabled. Second, it reminds people about their passwords for
these lists, as well as the url for their personal options pages,
so that they can more easily configure their subscription options.
Some people get annoyed with these monthly reminders, and they can
disable the reminders via their subscription options page. For
some lists, the monthly reminders aren't appropriate for any of
the members, so you can disable them list-wide by setting the
send_reminders variable to No.
- When new members are subscribed to the list, either by their own
action, or the action of a list administrator, a welcome message
can be sent to them. The welcome message contains some common
boilerplate information, such as the name of the list,
instructions for posting to the list, and the member's
subscription password. You can add additional information to the
welcome message by typing the text into the
text box. Note that because this text is sent as part of an
email, it should not contain HTML.
- This flag controls whether or not the welcome message is sent to
- Like the
welcome_msg, a ``goodbye'' message can be sent to
members when they unsubscribe from the list. Unlike the welcome
message, there's no boilerplate for the goodbye message. Enter
the entire goodbye message you'd like unsubscribing members to
receive into the
goodbye_msg text box.
- This flag controls whether or not the goodbye message is sent to
- List moderators get notifications of pending administrative
actions, such as subscription or unsubscription requests that
require moderator approval, or posted messages that are being held
for moderator approval. List moderators will always get a daily
summary of such pending requests, but they can also get immediate
notifications when such a request is made. The
admin_immed_notify variable controls whether these
immediate notifications are sent or not. It's generally a good
idea to leave this set to Yes.
- This variable controls whether the list administrators should get
notifications when members join or leave the list.
- This variable controls whether the original sender of a posting
gets a notice when their message is held for moderator approval.