[Mailman-Users] request confirmation vanishes

Fernando Maior fmaior at etica.net
Tue Nov 28 17:27:36 CET 2000

David wrote:

> I've just completed install on RH6 and set up a test mailing list. I
> subscibed myself and received a confirmation (from test-request).
> My reply to the confirmation request seems to have vanished. It doesn't
> bounce, but it also hasn't completed the subscriptions.
> To test, I sent a request for info, and this also vanishes, no bounce, but
> no reply.
> I tried to post also, but that vanishes.
> My aliases look like this:
> ## test mailing list
> ## created: 29-Nov-2000 mailman
> test:                    "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper post test"
> test-admin:              "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner test"
> test-request:            "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd test"
> test-owner:              test-admin
> any suggestions what I'm doing wrong?
> All the websites look ok
> TIA, David.
> ------------------------------------------------------
> Mailman-Users maillist  -  Mailman-Users at python.org
> http://www.python.org/mailman/listinfo/mailman-users

Lets assume you follow the directions and create an user and a group 
called mailman. And, after everything, mailman is the user and mailman 
is the group that runs Mailman.

May be both requests are waiting for the list admin to approve them... 
Are you the list admin? And, did you receive mail about "Pending 
requests"? It is nice to alias your mail as the list admin with:

mailman:david (or whatever your mail account is...)

After that, every mail with "Pending requestes" is directed to your mail 
account, instead of to the user mailman mail account. Also, get to the 
administrative web page for your list and, after logging in, get to the 
Pendings page. May be they are right there, waiting for approval...

Fernando Maior
Etica Tecnologia
Linux Training

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