[Mailman-Users] hello

Jon Carnes jonc at haht.com
Thu Sep 27 16:58:38 CEST 2001

> I have recently got mailman up and running and am very impressed with the
> system.
> I have a query though, is it possible for people to subscribe,
> change mode etc without ever using the mailing lists web interface. My
> problem is that I am running the list on a server on my home lan behind an
> adsl router. I am not quite yet ready to open up port 80 on my firewall to
> let the outside world in. So I want the users to manage their
> through mail only. Anyone any thoughts, ideas, experiences?
> Also FYI, i have it running on a Slackware 7.1 box with Exim as the MTA.

Every list has a LISTNAME-request address that is specifically for the
purpose of handling email requests.  If you have a list called
"slackwarerocks" then folks can subscribe to it by sending an email to
"slackwarerocks-request".  The subject should be something like:
  subscribe myname at mydomain.com

Likewise they can unsubscribe, as well as a host of other options.  Take a
scan through the Docs for more details.

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