[Mailman-Users] Email commands

Dan Phillips dhphllps at memphis.edu
Fri Apr 30 20:18:18 CEST 2004

On Apr 30, 2004, at 12:31 PM, Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> Louis Proyect wrote on Fri, 30 Apr 2004 11:59:45 -0400:
>> Supposedly a message of "who 'password'"  sent to
>> list-request at mailman.server will provide such a list but it does not 
>> seem
>> to recognize the command
> So, what does it say in the reply?

I wasn't the OP of this thread, but I've had the same frustration in 
the past. It prints out this message describing usage of the command:

> The results of your email command are provided below. Attached is your
> original message.
> - Results:
>     Usage:
>     who password [address=<address>]
>         See everyone who is on this mailing list.  The roster is 
> limited to
>         list members only, and you must supply your membership 
> password to
>         retrieve it.  If you're posting from an address other than your
>         membership address, specify your membership address with
>         `address=<address>' (no brackets around the email address, and 
> no
>         quotes!)
> - Unprocessed:
>     who mypassword
> - Done.

In my case the problem was that I put the command word in the subject 
line. I don't think I've seen it spelled out clearly anywhere that the 
subject line cannot be a command word unless the password is also given 
in the subject line. Subsequent commands can be in the body of the 
message, and each command also requires the password. Perhaps this 
should be in the FAQ? I can't find it there...

Dan Phillips
Professor of Horn, University of Memphis
webmaster: http://music.memphis.edu

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