[Mailman-Users] subscribing with site pw

Barry A. Warsaw barry at zope.com
Fri Aug 3 19:31:15 CEST 2001

>>>>> "JH" == Jaswinder Hayre <jas at nysia.org> writes:

    JH> Normally if you send email to [listname]-request at x.y.com with
    JH> the subject of "subscribe [pw] address=a at b.com" Mailman will
    JH> send mail back to a at b.com for a confirmation request.

    JH> So I began to write a perl script that will get rid of this
    JH> intermediate need for a request, by sending an email to
    JH> mailman with the site password in the subject. I did this in
    JH> the hope that it will not ask the subscribing address to reply
    JH> with a confirmation because it will have the all-mighty site
    JH> pw included.  Can this really work if i provide the site pw?

No, because the password field you're providing in the subscribe
command is the password to assign to the user.  Think of it as
equivalent to the (now optional) password/confirm fields in the
your.dom.ain/mailman/listinfo/yourlist page.


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