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configset  GLOBAL  inform <<TAG
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configset listname inform <<TAG
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Default Value : no default
Data Type     : inform
Category      : reply
Password Notes: Visible only with password. 
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configset GLOBAL inform << ENDTAG
subscribe | all          | inform
post      | fail         | inform,report
post      | succeed      | report
set       | fail,succeed | inform

The inform setting controls the ways in which list owners can keep
abreast of activity on a mailing list.  Each line consists of three
sections, separated by pipes or colons ('|' or ':')

  request | results | actions

The request is any majordomo command (e.g., subscribe, post, or
archive).  The results are one or more of "succeed," "fail," and
"stall," or "all" for all three.  The actions are one or more of
"ignore," "inform," and "report." Multiple results or actions should be
separated by commas.

Whenever a command is processed or a message is posted, Majordomo records
the result in a log.  It then examines the inform configuration setting
to see if anything else must be done.  This setting consists of zero or
more lines, with three fields on each line.  If the command matches the
criteria in the first two fields, the actions in the third field are

The first field on each line can be any Majordomo command, or any of the
following other events that are logged:  badtoken, bounce, connect,
consult, expire, newtoken, parse, probebounce, or tokenbounce.  See
"help report" for a description of each of these events.  The "help
topics" document has a list of all of the commands.

The second field on each line is one or more of these results:
  succeed  perform the actions if the request succeeds.
  fail     perform the actions if the request fails.
  stall    perform the actions if the request is stalled.
  all      always perform the actions

The third field on each line is one or more of these actions:
  ignore   completely ignore the request; this overrides the other actions.
  report   display the information when the "report-inform" command is used.
  inform   mail a summary of the event to the list owners.

The inform setting has no influence on which events are recorded in the
log.  It only affects the output of the report command, and the delivery
of e-mail notices to the administrators when certain events occur.

Some events, such as the accept, reject, and tokeninfo commands, do not
apply to ordinary mailing lists, and can only be reported to domain

The "inform" action will usually cause a short notice to be mailed to
the list owners.  This notice contains a summary of the event, including
the command line, who issued the command, the status of the command, and
the session number of the command.  See "help sessioninfo" for more
information about sessions.

For the "reject" and "tokenbounce" events, the "inform" action causes a
detailed message to be sent to the list owners.  The message for the
reject event contains the complete session information for the command
that was rejected, to allow the owners to determine who was responsible
for the original command.  The message for the tokenbounce event
contains the error message that indicates why a confirmation message
could not be delivered.  See "help admin_moderate" for more information
about confirmation tokens.

It is possible to use comments before, between, and after the individual
lines in this setting.  Comments are lines that begin with a '#'.  You can 
use comments as a reminder of what a setting does or why it was chosen, 
but comments have no impact on how the setting works.

                    Notes for domain administrators

It is possible for site or domain administrators to issue commands that
are not logged, using the "nolog" command mode.  It is also possible for
list or domain administrators to issue commands that are not reported
via e-mail, using the "noinform" command mode.  See "help admin_commands"
for more details.

The log for a domain is stored in the "_log" file, in the directory for
the GLOBAL pseudo-list.

See Also:
   help admin_commands
   help admin_domain
   help admin_moderate
   help admin_monitor
   help commands
   help report
   help sessioninfo

This is the "configset_inform" help document for 
Majordomo 2, version 0.1200401130.

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