[Mailman-Users] Administration Via email
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
> Note that much of the following can also be accomplished via the World
> Wide Web, at:
> 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
> from, you may specify it in the 'address' field.
> See everyone who is on this mailing list.
> View the introductory information for this list.
> See what mailing lists are run by this Mailman server.
> This message.
> set <option> <on|off> <password>
> Turn on or off list options. Valid options are:
> Turn this on to receive acknowlegement mail when you send
> mail to the list.
> Receive mail from the list bundled together instead of one
> post at a time.
> Get plain-text, not MIME-compliant, digests (only if
> digest is set)
> Stop delivering mail. Useful if you plan on taking a
> short vacation.
> Turn this on to NOT receive posts you send to the list.
> Does not work if digest is set.
> Conceals your address when people look at who is on this
> 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
> 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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