[Mailman-Users] subscribe box without password?

Dan Wilder dan at ssc.com
Mon Sep 17 17:20:26 CEST 2001

On Mon, Sep 17, 2001 at 04:27:12PM +0200, G.W. van Mourik wrote:
> Hi there,
> Thanks for the great Mailman program. I intend to use it at as a announce list 
> on a website. What I want is that people fill in their e-mail address in a box that 
> is integrated in the site and just have to press a button. Is it possible to get 
> around the two "enter your password" boxes? If so, would somebody be so 
> kind to tell me? Thanks a lot!

One way is to use the email interface.  

A form on your web page needs to point at a small CGI or equivalent, that
sends email to the list request address, apparently originating
from the requestor we'll call "new at someplace.org":

To: your-list-request at yoursite.whatever
From: new at someplace.org
Subject: subscribe
( a blank line )

in the headers.  This can be accomplished in the CGI if it constructs
such an email and passes it to, for example, "sendmail -t".  
Sendmail (or in my case, Postfix) may have to be configured to consider 
the webserver user as a trusted user.

For an example of such a form, see 

http://www.linuxjournal.com, where you may initiate a subscription to
either or both of two lists, one under mailman, one under majordomo,
from the small form at the top of the right-hand column.

 Dan Wilder <dan at ssc.com>   Technical Manager & Editor
 SSC, Inc. P.O. Box 55549   Phone:  206-782-8808
 Seattle, WA  98155-0549    URL http://embedded.linuxjournal.com/

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