[ mailman-Feature Requests-1269067 ] e-mail command confirmations should be optional

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Feature Requests item #1269067, was opened at 2005-08-24 15:09
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Status: Open
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Priority: 5
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Submitted By: Daniel (doolyo)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: e-mail command confirmations should be optional

Initial Comment:
When we send an e-mail to change the member's 
options with a command (e.g. to subscribe/unsubscribe 
members), the confirmation of the commands should be 
optionnal.

This is useful particularly if we do a php script that 
sends the commands automatically from a post field. 
Then the member doesn't need to see all those e-mail 
commands.

This should be an optional command that would disable 
these confirmations for the whole list and all commands.

www.Sympa.org mailing list does this very well.

Thank you.
Daniel

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Comment By: NancyS (nes49)
Date: 2007-09-08 12:59

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Yes, please. If the admin can subscribe an address without a confirmation,
then they should also be able to change the address. Forcing kludges like
unsubscribe the old address and subscribe a new one risks losing the
changes that a subscriber may have made. [Yes, if they made changes, they
should be expected to respond to the confirmation, but there's no way to
tell if they are one of the subscribers that understands the web interface
or not.]

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Comment By: Daniel (doolyo)
Date: 2005-11-09 04:51

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Ok, thank you for that information, it works now.
I understand your concern, and allowing free subscriptions 
from only certain hosts would be an idea of new feature 
request. It's my case where it's always the server that send 
an e-mail to mailman to subscribe people. It is a bit more 
difficult for people to use my script by spoofing it, and I can 
prevent more than 3 e-mails per day per IP address if really 
needed.


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Comment By: Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
Date: 2005-11-08 20:28

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I'm moving this to "Feature Requests" as it is not a bug.

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Comment By: Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
Date: 2005-11-03 20:24

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In general, I think this is a bad idea because it allows
anyone to subscribe anyone else to a list by spoofing their
email address in an email command.

If you really want to open up subscribing without
confirmation, that feature is already available. Put

 ALLOW_OPEN_SUBSCRIBE = Yes

in mm_cfg.py and lists will have a None option for
subscribe_policy which will allow subscribe without
confirmation.

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Comment By: moshe weitzman (weitzman)
Date: 2005-11-03 09:05

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I too need this. Thanks.

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