[Mailman-Developers] RE: [Mailman-Users] Re: Re: One Button Direct Subscription

Pankaj K Garg gargp at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 3 05:51:53 CEST 2002

Yes, indeed this is the situation I am also in. I have an application,
somewhat like SourceForge, where we embed Mailman as the list manager.
The user is already logged in to the main application, and we know
the user's email address, etc. So, its not very nice to have:
(1) separate passwords for each mailing list, and (2) require the user
to type in their identity and password for subscription, options editing,
and un-subscribe requests.

I'm in the process of changing some of the Cgi scripts and making a
few changes to Mailman 2.0.9 to remove these aspects for an already
authenticated user.

If others are interested, I can put a patch together with the latest
Mailman code.


P.S. I am resending this message to mailman-users as my previous reply
to the original message from Jim did not make it to this list. That reply
was cc'd to Jim, Will, and the mailman-developers list.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailman-users-admin at python.org
> [mailto:mailman-users-admin at python.org]On Behalf Of Jim Popovitch
> Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 4:24 AM
> To: Will Yardley; mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: RE: [Mailman-Users] Re: Re: One Button Direct Subscription
> Hi Will,
> That is not entirely true.  Sometimes you already have the person
> authenticated via another fashion (think: online banking 
> software), and all
> that you want to do is have the user subscribe for banking notices by
> pressing one button.
> -Jim P.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Will Yardley
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 4:11 AM
> >
> > Well in any event, you should confirm the subscription; 
> otherwise anyone
> > can subscribe anyone else to your list.
> >
> > This is known as confirmed opt-in, and if you don't use a 
> system like
> > this, you're very likely to get booted by your ISP for spamming.
> >
> > --
> > Will Yardley
> > input: william < @ hq . newdream . net . >
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