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2477
The keywords do not work in the auto-responder facility in Mailman.


At the top of the Auto-responder configuration page for any Mailman mailing list, mention is made of four different keywords which can be used to substitute various constants. These are:

KEYWORD MEANING EXAMPLE WHEN SUBSTITUTED
listname The name of the mailing list musicians
listurl The mailing list's listinfo web address https://lists.sussex.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/musicians
requestemail The email address to send admin requests to the mailing list musicians-request@sussex.ac.uk
owneremail The email address to contact the mailing list's owner(s) musicians-owner@sussex.ac.uk

In each case, the keyword by itself will not be recognised by the autoresponder mechanism if written exactly as such in the text boxes, and needs to be written in a different way.  Write them like this:

%(listname)s

%(listurl)s

%(requestemail)s

%(owneremail)s

That is, a % sign, followed immediately by the keyword in parentheses, followed immediately by the letter s.

For example, in the box for Auto-response text to send to mailing list posters, for a mailing list called musicians, if you entered 'Thank you for sending an email to the %(listname)s mailing list.' in the box, the auto-response that people will see when they sent an email to the list would be 'Thank you for sending an email to the musicians mailing list.'

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Created by Andy Clews on 14 March 2012 and last updated by Richard Byrom-Colburn on 20 October 2016