[Mailman-Users] question regarding confirmation

Aviram Carmi avi at otn.com
Fri Aug 29 22:02:07 CEST 2003

At 11:11 -0700 08/29/2003, Aviram Carmi wrote:
>Now I can "talk" to mailman...

I re-configured mailman --with-mail-gid=mail, it seems to work now, 
thanks to all who helped.

one observation though.

the confirmation message when a user received when they join, says to

"simply reply to this message, keeping the Subject: header intact."

however, replying to the message, by default ads "Re:" to the subject 
which caused the confirmation to be rejected by mailman. see below.

Replying again, after removeing the "Re:" worked, and I got the 
"welcome" message.

Shouldn't mailman be smarter and recognize the "Re:"?

I'll bet that most users will just hit "reply" which (at least on my 
email client Eudora 5.2.1 under MacOS 9.2.2) adds an "Re:" to the 
subject line.

Is there a setting I am missing?


>Subject: The results of your email commands
>From: test-bounces at lists.first5ventura.org
>To: aviram at overthenet.com
>Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 12:10:38 -0700
>X-BeenThere: test at lists.first5ventura.org
>X-Mailman-Version: 2.1.2
>List-Id: testing mailing list for first5ventura.org
>	<test.lists.first5ventura.org>
>Sender: test-bounces at lists.first5ventura.org
>The results of your email command are provided below. Attached is your
>original message.
>- Unprocessed:
>     >
>     >-avi
>     >
>     >Your address "aviram at overthenet.com" has been invited to join the Test
>     >mailing list at lists.first5ventura.org by the Test mailing list owner.
>     >You may accept the invitation by simply replying to this message, keeping
>     >the Subject: header intact.
>     >
>     >You can also visit this web page:
>     >
>     >
>     >http://lists.first5ventura.org/mailman/confirm/test/b45966a5c5914b1e8c
>     >3fc09a9a24b8496c38d99f
>     >
>     >
>     >Or you should include the following line -- and only the following
>     >line -- in a message to test-request at lists.first5ventura.org:
>     >
>     >    confirm b45966a5c5914b1e8c3fc09a9a24b8496c38d99f
>     >
>     >Note that simply sending a `reply' to this message should work from
>     >most mail readers.
>     >
>     >If you want to decline this invitation, please simply disregard this
>- Ignored:
>     >message.  If you have any questions, please send them to
>     >test-owner at lists.first5ventura.org.
>- Done.


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