[Mailman-Users] unsubscribe options
npuhlmann at westbay.net
Sun Aug 17 09:02:26 CEST 2003
Thank you so much, that was a very detailed explanation. Too bad that is
not available in the documentation of mailman otherwise I would have never
even asked ;-)
At 11:08 AM 8/16/2003 +0100, you wrote:
>On Saturday, August 16, 2003, at 09:17 am, Nils Puhlmann wrote:
>>Thanks for the response. You say that 2.1.2 provides what I am asking
>>for but in the privacy options I only find the option for having a
>>confirmation message sent for "subscribing" but not for
>>"unsubscribing" members. Perhaps you can enlighten me where you find
>>the option to verify that an unsubscribe request actually came from
>>the member itself (confirmation)?
>>At 08:40 AM 8/15/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>>>On Thu, 14 Aug 2003 14:21:25 -0700
>>>Nils Puhlmann <npuhlmann at westbay.net> wrote:
>>> > Hello,
>>> > I just installed mailman and found out that there does not seem to
>>> > be an option to have confirmed unsubscribes?
>With MM 2.1.2 all unsubscribes not done by the list admin are
>confirmed, as follows:
>1. email unsubscribe with password supplied: no further action required.
>2. email unsubscribe without password supplied: confirmation email sent
>out requiring reply or web interface confirmation via emailed URL,
>UNLESS Privacy->"Is the list moderator's approval required for
>unsubscription requests?" option set for the list. In this latter case
>only list moderator approval is necessary.
>3. web interface unsubscribe with password supplied: no further action
>4. web interface unsubscribe without password supplied: confirmation
>email sent out requiring reply or web interface confirmation via
>emailed URL, UNLESS Privacy->"Is the list moderator's approval required
>for unsubscription requests?" option set for the list. In this latter
>case only list moderator approval is necessary.
>What else in the way of confirmation of an unsubscribe are you looking
>>> > It is a good idea to prevent others from unsubscribing members and
>>> > the password is really inconvenient when people want to get off a
>>> > list but do not remember their password.
>To unsubscribe without a password, the user can just email to
><listname>-unsubscribe and then respond to the confirmation message
>emailed back to them. No need to have or remember their password.
>People can always get a password reminder emailed to them via the link
>on the list's listinfo page or unsubscribe without a password via the
>link on the list's listinfo page.
>>>This leads to complaints
>>> > which in turn can lead to a block by AOL for example.
>>> > Is there anything planned like a confirmed unsubscribe option
>>> > pretty much the same way the confirmed subscribe works?
>>> > Nils
>>>Version 2.1.2 provides what you're asking.
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>>Nils Puhlmann <npuhlmann at westbay.net>
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