[Mailman-Developers] no passord on subscription page ... and others

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw@cnri.reston.va.us (Barry A. Warsaw)
Mon, 29 Nov 1999 15:08:50 -0500 (EST)

>>>>> "F" == Fil  <fil@bok.net> writes:

    F> it seems to me that to request a password from the subscribing
    F> page is confusing, overkill, and useless... when you can
    F> generate the password on the fly for the user. So the patch
    F> would be in Mailman/Cgi/subscribe.py

I'd rather make the password field optional, and generate a password
for them if it's missing.  In this case, you'd have to force a welcome
message so that the user will receive the password.

    F> Secondly: is it possible that the mail-command analyzer catches
    F> messages sent to the list-on@server and list-off@server
    F> addresses and processes them as subscribe/unsubscribe commands
    F> ?  This would emulate the LetterRip behaviour
    F> (www.fogcity.com), which is quite nice in this respect.

This probably wouldn't be hard to add, although I like list-add@
and list-remove@ or some such.