[Mailman-Developers] Bug? Refused subscription confirmation

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Mar 16 18:34:19 CET 2006

Giuliano Gavazzi wrote:

>To: "mylist-confirm+8a671672b88489848cd212b368d290cc343af848"
>	<mylist-confirm+8a671672b88489848cd212b368d290cc343af848 at list.server>

This is the problem. You have VERP_CONFIRMATIONS = Yes so the
confirmation is From: and the user's reply should be To:

mylist-confirm+8a671672b88489848cd212b368d290cc343af848 at list.server

but the user's MUA has replied To: as above.

VERP_CONFIRM_REGEXP doesn't expect this and parses the cookie as


which doesn't work. Then there's been an error, so the confirm command
in the body is not processed.


The user can use a different MUA

The user can manually edit the To: to remove the "real name"

You can change VERP_CONFIRM_REGEXP in mm_cfg.py to parse this one
without breaking normal ones. Possibly something like


will work

>Note that the confirmation string is correct but that the  
>confirmation string also appears in evictions.

It has a time still in the future, so this is normal.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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