|Can list members choose to receive list
traffic bunched in digests?
||This setting allows you to specify whether or
not users can opt to receive mail traffic to the list in the form of a
Note: There are some instances, such as a list
for emergency announcements, where you want mail to be delivered
immediately in all cases and where you would want to disable the digest
|Which delivery mode is the default for new
||This setting specifies whether new users added
by the list manager default to regular or digest delivery. Users adding
themselves to the list via the listinfo page are given the option to
choose for themselves: the options selected here is what will be chosen
for them as a default.|
|When receiving digests, which format is
||Regular will cause Mailman to send plain text
digests. When MIME is selected, the digest message will be sent as a
multipart MIME message as appropriate for the content that the message
|How big in Kb should a digest be before it
gets sent out?
||Mailman will collect list traffic until this
threshold is reached, then it will deliver the digest to users. This
setting is useful in preventing digests from containing so many messages
that the reader becomes disoriented.|
|Should a digest be dispatched daily when the
size threshold isn't reached?
||When installed, Mailman is set to run a daily
maintenance script. If you check yes for this option Mailman will send a
digest at the specified time even though the size threshold (above) has not been
reached. This is a good idea for low traffic lists that may take some time
in reaching the threshold.
Note: The daily dispatch time is
|Header added to every digest.
||Allows you to add a uniform header to all
digests passing through the list.|
|Footer added to every digest.
||Allows you to add a uniform footer to all
digests passing through the list. The default footer shows the list name,
the list address, and the URL that persons can go to in order to access
the list information and change their settings.
Note: including this footer information will
cut down on the number of times list users will have to contact the list
administrator asking for things such as their configuration access
information and the like.
|How often should a new
digest volume be started?
||When a new digest volume is
started, the volume number is incremented and the issue number is reset to
|Should Mailman start a new
||Setting this option
instructs Mailman to start a new volume with the next digest sent out.|
|Should Mailman send the next
digest right now, if it is not empty?
Yes and click Submit to have Mailman send the next digest right now (as long
as there are messages available with which to create a digest).|