[Mailman-Users] New user comments

Jim Hebert jim at cosource.com
Thu Jun 15 04:33:45 CEST 2000

On Wed, 14 Jun 2000, Derek Simkowiak wrote:

> 	Yes!  Thanks!  Although, I'm sure that if I tried hard enough, I
> could think of a situation where I'd still like the "No confirmation"
> option.

Well, you can turn off confirmations but in doing so you have to turn on
administrative-approval for new subscribers. But you probably want that
off too, I'll bet. ;-)

> 	But if you use this feature, how do people know what their
> password is?  And, for that matter, *what* is their password?

The password is randomly generated in this situation.

People who forget/never knew their password can ask for it by visiting the
web interface and hitting the right form button.

> 	Finally, this still doesn't address the issue of not having any
> passwords at all (does it?).

Nope! =) But you can get pretty far without users having to know they have
'em. =)

You might look through the archives -- people who want a no-passwords mode
for mailman have discussed this off an on quite a bit.


Jim Hebert                                       http://www.cosource.com/
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