[Bug 899344] [NEW] Ability to set nomail on initial subscription

Josh Triplett josh at joshtriplett.org
Fri Dec 2 20:11:37 CET 2011

Public bug reported:

I frequently find myself subscribing to a list for the sole purpose of
ensuring I can post to that list, since it only allows posting from
members.  I often read those (high-volume) lists via the archives only,
as well as threads that CC me.  Thus, I want to set the nomail flag.
Often I end up doing so for multiple subscriptions to the same list with
a few different email addresses.

Currently, the process for doing that looks something like this: Type in
my name and email address, hit subscribe, wait for confirmation mail,
confirm subscription, wait for subscription confirmation mail, go back
to web form, copy/paste password, log in, check nomail, delete the
handful of unwanted emails that arrived in the meantime.  Repeat for
every list I want to subscribe to, and every email address I want to
post from.

I'd like to have a way to set the "nomail" flag right from the
subscription form.  That would simplify the process significantly; I'd
still have to confirm the subscription, but I wouldn't need to bother
logging in and setting the flag, and I wouldn't receive unwanted emails
from high-volume lists.

** Affects: mailman
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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