[Mailman-Users] Re: Subscription form

Brandon Ballheim brncnsmr at comcast.net
Fri Oct 10 21:15:12 CEST 2003


Unfortunately I don't have access to the server files.  You see my web host
manages the Mailman server and since they support it they don't want anyone
having access to the template files.

Do you know if I could script the necessary commands for (subscribe,
unsubscribe, password management) from within my own custom user interface?
For example, could a command parameter be sent along with a form submit to
Mailman to perform, say for example, a subscription verification?

Thank you again! I really appreciate your assistance!


-----Original Message-----
From: mailman-users-bounces+brncnsmr=comcast.net at python.org
[mailto:mailman-users-bounces+brncnsmr=comcast.net at python.org] On Behalf Of
Paul H Byerly
Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2003 9:49 PM
To: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: [Mailman-Users] Re: Subscription form

Brandon Ballheim wrote:
>I understand the necessity for giving subscribers a password, but I'm 
>worried that dealing with a configuration page might scare some of the 
>less computer/internet literate off from using the list. Could I create 
>a subscriber user interface that could be used for confirmation of the 
>Mailman list that is simple (i.e. with out configuration features)?  
>I'm just creating a Announcement mailing list -- subscribers don't need 
>to communicate with each other.

      I'd look at hacking the 'Welcome to the "foobar" list' e-mail.  If 
you don't show them the configuration page, they won't go there.  I've not 
dealt with that file, but as it's in templates it should be easy.  You will 
find the original in <prefix>/mailman/templates/en/subscribeack.txt  . Copy 
that to the en directory (you many have to create it) of the list ( 
<prefix>/mailman/lists/<LISTNAME>/en) and modify as needed.  Restart 
mailman, and away you go.

<>< Paul 

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