[Mailman-Users] store in database

Joern Nettingsmeier nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de
Mon Jun 3 23:22:08 CEST 2002

Angelo Marcos Rigo wrote:
> hy list
> I would like to ask if i can make a subscripting form,
> asking more data from the user like adress, profession, phone number
> etc...
> to store in a database ?

that should be possible, but it will involve some programming work on
your part. i don't know python, so i would do it with php and mysql.

look at the mailman subscription page:

    <form Method=POST ACTION="../subscribe/linux-audio-announce">
	  <b><font COLOR="#000000">Subscribing to
		  <td BGCOLOR="#dddddd" WIDTH="55%">Your email address:</td>
		  <td WIDTH="33%"><input type="Text" name="email" size="30">
	<td BGCOLOR="#dddddd">Pick a password:</td>
	<td BGCOLOR="#dddddd">Reenter password to confirm:</td>
	<td><input type="Password" name="pw-conf" size="15"></td>
	  <center><input type="Submit" name="email-button"


all you need to do is replace it with a php page that
a) asks for all the data you need
b) stores it in a database (which is quite trivial when you have the php
manual and know a little SQL, if not, i'd recommend to shop at
o'reilly's or to look on freshmeat for a simple php database application
to loot)
and is followed by another php page that sends the data needed by
mailman to ../subscribe/linux-audio-announce.

good luck,


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