[Mailman-Users] Administration Via email

John MacKenzie jmackenzie at local.ie
Wed Nov 10 21:05:17 CET 1999

how about viewing pending requests etc?
for subscribers and if posts required approval?

On Wed, 10 Nov 1999, jfesler at gigo.com wrote:
> > I was wondering if administration must be done via the web or can
> > administration be done via an email interface.
> > We have a user who wishes a digest list creating for disabled & handicapped
> > users  and an email based administrative tool would be useful.
> > if anyone knows how to achieve this, I'd appreciate the info.
> > regards
> Much of it can be done by email.   Here is a sample from one of the 
> lists I run, after emailing gigo-request at gigo.com with a message body 
> of simply "help".
> ***** help
> Help for Gigo mailing list:
> This is email command help for version 1.1 of the "Mailman" list
> manager.  The following describes commands you can send to get
> information about and control your subscription to Mailman lists at
> this site.  A command can be in the subject line or in the body of the
> message.
> Note that much of the following can also be accomplished via the World
> Wide Web, at:
>     http://www.gigo.com/mailman/listinfo.cgi/gigo
> In particular, you can use the Web site to have your password sent to
> your delivery address.
> List specific commands (subscribe, who, etc) should be sent to the
> *-request address for the particular list, e.g. for the 'mailman'
> list, use 'mailman-request at ...'.
> About the descriptions - words in "<>"s signify REQUIRED items and
> words in "[]" denote OPTIONAL items.  Do not include the "<>"s or
> "[]"s when you use the commands.
> The following commands are valid:
>     subscribe [password] [digest-option] [address=<address>]
>         Subscribe to the mailing list.  Your password must be given to
>         unsubscribe or change your options.  When you subscribe to the
>         list, you'll be reminded of your password periodically.
>         'digest-option' may be either: 'nodigest' or 'digest' (no
>         quotes!)  If you wish to subscribe an address other than the
>         address you send this request from, you may specify
>         "address=<email address>" (no brackets around the email
>         address, no quotes!)
>     unsubscribe <password> [address]
>         Unsubscribe from the mailing list.  Your password must match
>         the one you gave when you subscribed.  If you are trying to
>         unsubscribe from a different address than the one you
> subscribed
>         from, you may specify it in the 'address' field.
>     who
>         See everyone who is on this mailing list.
>     info
>         View the introductory information for this list.
>     lists
>         See what mailing lists are run by this Mailman server.
>     help
>         This message.
>     set <option> <on|off> <password> 
>         Turn on or off list options.  Valid options are:
>         ack:
>             Turn this on to receive acknowlegement mail when you send
>             mail to the list.
>         digest:
>             Receive mail from the list bundled together instead of one
>             post at a time.
>         plain:
>             Get plain-text, not MIME-compliant, digests (only if
>             digest is set)
>         nomail:
>             Stop delivering mail.  Useful if you plan on taking a
>             short vacation.
>         norcv:
>             Turn this on to NOT receive posts you send to the list.
>             Does not work if digest is set.
>         hide:
>             Conceals your address when people look at who is on this
>             list.
>     options
>         Show the current values of your list options.
>     password <oldpassword> <newpassword> 
>         Change your list password.
>     end or --
>        Stop processing commands (good to do if your mailer
> automatically
>        adds a signature file - it'll save you from a lot of cruft).
> Commands should be sent to gigo-request at gigo.com
> Questions and concerns for the attention of a person should be sent to
>     gigo-admin at gigo.com
John MacKenzie | Unix Systems Admin | e: mailto:jmackenzie at local.ie
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