[Mailman-Users] migration from ezmlm

Gregory Leblanc GLeblanc at cu-portland.edu
Wed Sep 27 15:50:46 CEST 2000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Southworth [mailto:pauls at etext.org]
> Has anyone taken some notes on converting from qmail/ezmlm to mailman?
> If so, I'd like to hear from you.
> My biggest concern is handling the listname-subscribe and
> listname-unsubscribe addresses so I can avoid having to completely
> reeducate a large subscriber base.  With ezmlm, a user can 
> send an empty
> message to listname-subscribe to be added to a list, or
> listname-unsubscribe to be removed.  From reading the mailman docs, it
> seems like this feature is missing.  If I assume incorrectly, 
> or if anyone
> has hacked it together, I'd like to hear from you.

Procmail is your friend.  :-)  As of right now Mailman doesn't have that
built in, but it's easy enough to hack something on top.  Just make some
aliases for listname-subscribe/unsubscribe, and have procmail re-write those
messages to send a message to listname-request with subscribe <email> in the
message (I can't remember if it's subject or body, maybe it doesn't matter).

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