[Mailman-Users] help with email commands

fish fish at livingsky.net
Tue Dec 17 21:20:07 CET 2002

I was just testing out my set-up and tried to do an unsubscribe through the
mail. I sent the message using the address that I wanted to unsub to
list-request at domain.name, put unsubscribe in the subject line (I was testing
out the footer command mailto:list-request at domain.name which I had placed in
the footers) and got the following error.

This is an automated response.

There were problems with the email commands you sent to Mailman via
the administrative address <test-request at livingsky.net>.

To obtain instructions on valid Mailman email commands, send email to
<test-request at livingsky.net> with the word "help" in the subject line
or in the body of the message.

If you want to reach the human being that manages this mailing list,
please send your message to <test-admin at livingsky.net>.

The following is a detailed description of the problems.

***** unsubscribe
>>>>> Usage: unsubscribe <password> [<email-address>]

I am using apache, exim and mailman 2.0.13. I was under the impression that
if the password was not included, that a verifying message would be sent by
the list and that the email address would be picked up automatically if sent
from the actual address. If this is indeed the case, what do I need to do to
fix this, and if not, is this fixed in a newer version?

Bob Lydiate
icon at accesscomm.ca

"Nyasaye Ogwedhi"

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