[Mailman-Users] Re: Creating a simple subscriber interface
Paul H Byerly
paul at thcwd.com
Thu Oct 9 20:14:06 CEST 2003
Brandon Ballheim wrote:
>I'm looking to create a very simple user interface for my subscribers. I am
>creating an Announcement mailing list. I want to keep it simple because I
>can't assume my users are very computer literate (think elderly grandmother
>type). Specifically I'd like to do the following:
>* Create a simple web-base form for the user to subscribe/unsubscribe
>(requiring email address only).
>I envision this would be a web form that would simply submit email to
>Mailman. I'm using AspMail 3.0.
I use a highly modifies version of Matts FormMail script
<http://www.scriptarchive.com/formmail.html> to send mail from a web page
to Mailman on the same server. I think this could work for you.
>* Eliminate the need for any subscriber configuration. Also, thereby
>eliminate the need for passwords.
I think you can do this by careful tweaking of the settings. I don't
know that removing the confirmation e-mail is going to be easy, but then
you might want to keep that anyway. You should be able to edit what is in
that e-mail to remove any reference to password. Make sure you give clear
unsub by e-mail directions.
>* Could someone tell me where I could find some working samples (code
>samples) for an implementation like the one I described?
I'm going to need something like this myself down the road, I'll post it
when I do it if no one else offerers anything. But it may be a good while.
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