[Mailman-Users] Information request

Jeff Warnica jw at w3internet.com
Thu Jan 4 20:44:56 CET 2001

While I dont speek with the authority of someone who has done any work on
Mailman, I think I can anwser you question based on the usual response to
the password issue.

It is generaly acknolaged that passwords are a good thing. Mailman can be
configured to mail out reminders monthly, or on demand, so loosing them is a
non-issue. I think that the main developers are not interested in changing
this feature, or changing the double opt in for remote subscriptions either.
Agian, both are a good thing and within the goals of the project (as I
understand them).

Also, by the tone of you message I think you quite confused by what mailman
is. No one is making money off of it, and the unecessarly formal  language
isnt going to impress anyone (quite possibly the opposite).

As a user Ive use a lot of mailing list systems, and I can say that mailman
is the best Ive come accross. Looking over the virtual shoulder of a
majordom instalation, and actualy running mailman as a sysadmin, I can say
its good on the that end too (even if it is writen in python).

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailman-users-admin at python.org
> [mailto:mailman-users-admin at python.org]On Behalf Of Lady Tinor
> Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2001 3:11 PM
> To: 'mailman-users at python.org'
> Subject: [Mailman-Users] Information request
> Our organization is considering using the Mailman software to administer
> its listserv(s) and while looking at your website, a few questions have
> raised.  Could you please provide, as soon as possible, some
> information on
> the following isues:
> Subscribe/unsubscribe features: we would prefer that members
> subscribing to
> our list(s) would not have to use a password to subscribe.  It
> appears that
> we might be able to avoid this by using the  "mailto: " function.
> However,
> is there a way that the member would be able to unsubscribe
> WITHOUT using a
> password?  It is mentioned under the "feature information" on
> your website
> that the software uses "majordomo-style email based commands".  It is my
> understanding that with majordomo style commands one would simply need to
> write "unsubscribe" in the body of the message.  Can Mailman do the same.
>  We do NOT want our member to have to use a password for such
> functions AND
> we do NOT want them to receive any regular "password
> notification" at all.
>  The only information our member(s) should receive are our periodic
> announcement and nothing else.  Is this possible?
> A immediate reply to this email would be greatly appreciated since we are
> currently considering your software for our uses, and need to make a
> decision in the near future.  Thank you.
> Lady Tinor
> Computer Systems Administrator
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