[Mailman-Users] Blocking Unsubscribe?

Raquel Rice raquel at thericehouse.net
Wed Sep 18 17:27:15 CEST 2002

On Wed, 18 Sep 2002 09:12:58 -0500
"Nathan Beittenmiller" <beittenc at rose-hulman.edu> wrote:

> Greetings all!
> I am currently looking into replacing Majordomo with Mailman for
> our enterprise mailing list solutions.  So far, I can duplicate
> everything I've customized on Majordomo with default settings in
> Mailman except the ability to block unsubscribing from a list.  We
> have a number of required campus mailing lists that our users must
> remain subscribed to at all times.  Majordomo allows us to
> restrict unsubscribing to moderator-approved, but I can't seem to
> find something similar in Mailman.  While this isn't critical (or
> really a show-stopper), I wanted to see if I'm just missing
> something.  Thanks in advance and sorry if this is a duplicate
> post; the search feature was down when I checked yesterday.
> --------------------
> Nathan Beittenmiller

I think that the closest you can come is to have the server notify
you when someone unsubscribes.  At that point a letter can be sent
saying it is required that they be subscribed.  I would think though
that if someone were asking to be unsubscribed, and they were told
they were required to be subscribed, they probably aren't reading
the mail anyway.  I know that I wouldn't.  I'd find some way to
filter it out.

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as
you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with
too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
  --Ralph Waldo Emerson

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