[Mailman-Users] question regarding confirmation

Dan Phillips dhphllps at memphis.edu
Sat Aug 30 20:06:23 CEST 2003

On Saturday, August 30, 2003, at 12:48  PM, Paul H Byerly wrote:
> Aviram Carmi wrote:
>> 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.
>      I'm running the same version of Eudora under Windows, and do not 
> have this problem.  Either something else is happening when your reply 
> is sent, or something is configured wrong on the Mailman end.

I just tried the same test using Eudora under OS X and it worked fine 
despite the "re:" I also tried it leaving the white space and the 
"reply" character at the beginning of the confirm line and it also 
worked fine. I don't have a classic OS  Eudora to try it with.


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