[Mailman-Users] -request errors and password question

Nissley_Ron/EMM at mail.emm.org Nissley_Ron/EMM at mail.emm.org
Thu Dec 27 17:02:18 CET 2001

When I send -request messages to my list, for example
list-request at mail.mydomain.org, I receive errors like this:

This is an automated response.

There were problems with the email commands you sent to Mailman via
the administrative address <list-request at mail.mydomain.org>.

To obtain instructions on valid Mailman email commands, send email to
<list-request at mail.mydomain.org> with the word "help" in the subject
or in the body of the message.

The odd thing is that the correct result of the -request command is
usually below this "error" message. Anyone have an idea what might be
going on?

I use MS Outlook, and I discovered that I can get around these "error"
messages if I use the built-in editor rather than Word as my email
editor and set the mail format to plain text. Are there any other
options? I rather dislike plain text email...would like to at least be
able to use HTML.

Also, I would like to configure a list so that the subscribers are not
required to have passwords. Is this possible with Mailman?


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