[Mailman-Users] Mailman 1.0b9, password requirement.

Clark Evans clark.evans at manhattanproject.com
Thu Mar 25 04:33:56 CET 1999

> i think that the passwd option are very important when you set your
> user/subscriber option, if you dont have a passwd anybody can change your
> option :-( . i am sure that noone want this

I've not had this problem for over a year and a half
with 4 majordomo lists with a total of 5K subscribers.

At any time someone could have unsubscribed someone else.
This has _never_ been a problem.  Not once.  However, 
I do get about 5-10 per month asking how to unsubscribe
themselves... this is my problem.

What you are talking about is an extremely rare thing (even 
if it exists), and you are forcing people to conform to your 
picture of reality which isn't very accurate.  

Pretty Please?  With sugar on top?



Here is a message I sent to my list so that they would
know how to unsubscribe... which is, BTW, not obvious.
Take careful note of the number of steps!  

-------- Original Message --------
From: Clark Evans <clark.evans at manhattanproject.com>
Subject: [JOS] A quick note on un-subscribing  
To: general at jos.org

This mail server is a bit different than majordomo.

First of all, it currently requires a password 
for all list users.  I'm not too happy about this
personally, but when you were all migrated from
jos-kernel and java-os-project, you were automagically
assigned a password.

To un-subscribe in the new system:

1. Go to:


  depending upon which list you no longer are
  interested in.

2. Scroll down to where it says:

  "To change your subscription (set options like digest 
   and delivery modes, get a reminder of your password, 
   or unsubscribe from  General), enter your subscription 
   email address:"

3. Fill in your e-mail address and press "Edit Options"

4. Scroll down to where it says:

   "Click this button to have your password
    emailed to your list delivery address"

5. Press the button "Email My Password To Me"

6. Wait for the mail to come....

7. Press the BACK button (to get back to the /subscribe page )

8. Scroll to where it says:

   "To unsubscribe, enter your password and hit the button."

9. Type in your password in the text area, and press "Unsubscribe"

That's it.

Once a month you will all receive a message saying
what lists you are subscribed to and what the passwords
for those lists are.  This should help remind you that
you are indeed subscribed to a list... 

As of now, I don't know how to unsubscribe via e-mail,
so if you know how with mailman, let me know.  Furthermore,
I don't know if there is an equivalent to the 
"unsubscribe * username" which is horribly useful...

If you have any problems with the above, please
e-mail me _personally_ and I will make sure that
business is taken care of.


Clark Evans

General maillist  -  General at jos.org

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