[Mailman-Users] Setting up read-only list

Bryan Rivera brivera at blkbox.com
Thu Mar 2 20:36:36 CET 2000


does mailman/bin/add_members create a password when called.

Scott Russell wrote:

> > 1. How can Mailman be configured for a read-only list?  Only want list
> > owner/admin to post messages - as in a newsletter type mailing
> Yes. Set the "Posting restricted to list members" option to "No" and the
> "Are there implicityl approved people" option to "Yes" then provide a list
> of approved email addresses for posting. Also, it would be a good idea to
> have the default reply go to the 'Poster', again an option to set. That way
> it takes a bit more effort if people try to reply to the list instead of the
> poster.
> > 2. Is there still no way to disable the user password req upon
> > subscription?  Or is there any "recommended" way of having a password
> > assigned by Mailman?  Bottom line is that we want subscribers to only
> > have to enter their email address.  Nothing more.
> You can create your own subscription form that generates an email to the
> yourlist-request@ address. In this email you can give a subscription command
> w/o a password option. Mailman will then automatically generate a password
> for the user. Also, turn off the montly password reminders. Downside is to
> unsubscribe they'll need that password or they mailman-owner password, which
> you *don't* want to give out.
> Along the same lines, instead of using cgi -> email for membership subs/unsubs
> you can try to have your cgi call the approprate /usr/home/mailman/bin tool
> to subscribe/unsubscribe members. Again, this involves custom forms/cgis on
> your part.
> Beware, I've tried neither of these two idea but it seems reasonable something
> like this could be hacked together.
> --
> Regards,
>  Scott Russell (scottrus at raleigh.ibm.com)
>  Linux Technology Center, System Admin
>  Red Hat Certified Engineer

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