[Sugar-devel] Making people aware of the topic filter for sugar-devel

Sascha Silbe sascha-ml-reply-to-2010-3 at silbe.org
Sun Oct 17 04:05:11 EDT 2010


With the traffic rising on sugar-devel due to patch reviews, we should
make sure people are aware they can use easy filtering on the mailing
list side. A good first step would be to mention this possibility

a) on the Mailing Lists wiki page [1] and
b) in the welcome mail that is sent out to new subscribers.

It would be nice if someone else could come up with a suitable text.

Some rough instructions:

To receive only mails for specific topics, select those topics in the
"Which topic categories would you like to subscribe to?" option and
answer No to "Do you want to receive messages that do not match any
topic filter?".

To receive all mails except for a few specific topics (e.g. Patches and
patch reviews), select all topics except those that don't interest you
and answer Yes to "Do you want to receive messages that do not match any
topic filter?".

The template for the welcome message currently looks like this:

=== Begin ===
Welcome to the %(real_name)s@%(host_name)s mailing list!
To post to this list, send your email to:


General information about the mailing list is at:


If you ever want to unsubscribe or change your options (eg, switch to or
from digest mode, change your password, etc.), visit your subscription
page at:

You can also make such adjustments via email by sending a message to:


with the word `help' in the subject or body (don't include the
quotes), and you will get back a message with instructions.

You must know your password to change your options (including changing
the password, itself) or to unsubscribe.  It is:


Normally, Mailman will remind you of your %(host_name)s mailing list
passwords once every month, although you can disable this if you
prefer.  This reminder will also include instructions on how to
unsubscribe or change your account options.  There is also a button on
your options page that will email your current password to you.
=== End ===


[1] https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Mailing_Lists
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