[Mailman-Users] Any way to disable passwords?

Barry A. Warsaw barry at zope.com
Sun Oct 21 20:56:25 CEST 2001

>>>>> "JG" == Jordan Graham <jordanlgraham at home.com> writes:

    JG> 1.  Disable passwords, so that by simply replying to an email
    JG> from the list with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line,
    JG> a user can be removed?

FWIW, Mailman 2.1 will have a much simpler unsubscribe recipe that,
while not disabling passwords, will make them unnecessary for
unsubscription purposes.

- via email:
    1. Member sends a message to mylist-leave at dom.ain
    2. Mailman sends a confirmation message containing a cookie in Subject:
    3. Member responds to confirmation, keeping Subject: intact
    4. Mailman unsubscribes them

- via web
    1. Member visits http://dom.ain/mailman/options/mlist/user@dom.ain
    2. Member clicks on Unsubscribe button
    3. Go to step 2 above

Note that the confirmation also contains a url, which the user can
click on instead of replying.  This puts up a confirmation page with
two buttons: unsubscribe, or cancel the unsubscription request.


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