[Mailman-Users] RE: Disabling Passwords

Dallas Bethune dallas at dreamhost.com
Thu Mar 27 02:23:08 CET 2003

I'm not sure how he set it up, but you could just set up a  
'subscription form' or whatever that your users fill in that hooks into  
a cgi script that just sends off an email to the appropriate mailman  
subscribe address.  If you subscribe an address via email with mailman,  
it will just make up a random password for the user.  If your users  
don't need to use it ever, they'll never know the difference.


On Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at 05:00 pm, Sullivan, John wrote:

> Is that a manual process? Do they send the unsubscribe to you and then  
> you
> take them off the list or is that a scripted feature of 2.1 that is not
> available in 2.0.
> If it is not manual how did you go about configuring it..
> Thanks for your help..
> John
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Hansford [mailto:lhansfor at lch-assoc.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 8:06 PM
> To: Sullivan, John
> Cc: mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: Re: Disabling Passwords
> At 07:28 PM 3/26/2003, you wrote:
>> I am using Mailman V 2.0
>> I want to know how I can disable the need for a new subscriber to  
>> create
>> password. I think the subscribers are going to find it quite annoying  
>> that
>> they have to create a password for our newsletter. They should just  
>> have
>> subscribe and unsubscribe options...
> I use v2.1.1, and have a lot of lists set up as "Newsletter" style, and
> none of the users are given passwords.  Since I don't allow archiving  
> of
> the newsletters, and they don't want/need to go to the web page to  
> change
> their settings, they are subscribed and unsubscribed without notices  
> being
> sent to the members.
> Larry
>> Your Comments are appreciated...
>> john
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