[Mailman-Users] Adding and removing people pr. email

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Tue Aug 26 15:06:11 CEST 2003

On Tue, 2003-08-26 at 07:30, Lars Bungum wrote:
> Hello,
> (apologies if this message was posted doubly, can't seem to find it)
> I'm looking to use a Mailman list integrated with another program that
> subscribes and removes people from the in accordance with their
> involvement in a certain activity.
> I thought I could easily do this by letting the program send emails to
> the list to add and remove people, but haven't been able to find a way
> to do this.  I found how you could request subscribption of membership
> via email, but not how the administrator himself (herself) could do this
> by supplying the relevant password in a mail.
> Is there any way to do this?

I've done a lot of this for various clients (it's the fun part of the
job). It's very easy to use the command-line tools provided by mailman
to add/remove users auto-magically in the background. 

So rather than send an email request to the Mailman-list, send it to
some cron-job running on the back-end that will execute the command
using the Mailman command line tools - or send it to some pseudo-daemon
that monitors a mailbox on the Mailman system. 

You can use any method you like for transporting those commands around -
just be sure to put in some form of authentication (even if it's your
own built-in authentication).

Good Luck - Jon Carnes

More information about the Mailman-Users mailing list