[Mailman-Users] multiple confirmation mails

Axel Beckert beckert+mailman-users at ecos.de
Tue Dec 9 19:09:44 CET 2003


At Tue, Dec 09, 2003 at 03:52:31PM +0000, Bunicula the Vampire Rabbit wrote:
> I've got mailman (2.1.1) running on a FreeBSD machine. It's all working
> normally, except that when people subscribe to a list via email
> (listname-request), they sometimes get 2 confirmation mails, with
> different unique IDs for each.
> For example:
> confirm 68e99644dc939b88e40820fa810d70ac48a334ab
> confirm 7846c7c1476cd293579faaab1f359334e34449e4
> Were generated from 1 email request I sent to the list.

Did you have the keyword "subscribe" in both, subject and header? If
yes, that seems the reason. Mailman 2.0 behaved differently in that
case: If it found a keyword in the subject, it ignored the body
completely. Mailman 2.1 seems to process both equal what it found in
the subject or body.

            Kind regards, Axel Beckert
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