On Sun, 1 Jun 2003 18:16 -0400, Ken Bedell wrote:
> I have majordomo set up so it seems to be serving lists, but I can't
> figure out three things that it seems should be obvious.
> 1) I want the reply to: header to have the name of the group so that
> when someone hits reply in their mail reader the message goes to the
> list. It seemed to me that I should be able to accomplish this by
> putting $LIST in the reply_to variable in the group.config file.
Try the actual list address instead:
reply_to = firstname.lastname@example.org
> 2) Then I want the subject of every message to New Connection: followed
> by the subject that the sender used. Again it seemed to me that I
> should be able to make this happen by using the variable subject_prefix.
That is done like this:
subject_prefix = [listname]
However, I've had trouble using strings with spaces. If you're aiming at
"New Connection", try "NewConnection" instead. The brackets I've shown
above are optional, but are a common way of doing it.
> 3) Then I want to have printed at the bottom of every message
> information about a website where people can sign up for additional
> mailing lists. It seems that I should put this information into the
> message_footer variable.
That is done in a perl "here" statement, like this:
message_footer << END
Visit the Whatever Web Site at http://www.whatever.com
For removal instructions see http://www.whatever.com/lists.html
The "-" prints a blank line. The message_footer works fine in a plain
text message but doesn't work if the message is sent as a multi-part (as
is the default for most mail programs these days.
> Since my lists don't seem to be influenced by changes I make to
> variables in the group.config file, I suspect that I am missing
> something completely about how to configure individual lists.
If the examples above don't work for you, then your list aliases probably
don't use resend. In that case, although Majordomo handles subscribe and
unsubscribe requests, it has no part in distributing list messages,
Without resend, your lists are just plain old UNIX :include: losts and the
.config file doesn't come into play.
Post your aliases for the list so we can take a look.
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