[Mailman-Users] Redirect subscription requests to announce list?

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sun Dec 5 17:31:33 CET 2004

Nick Urbanik wrote:
>Subscription requests to an existing newsletter are managed manually.
>I am proposing to host this as a Mailman list on this machine.
>However, the existing setup requires that users send an email to a
>particular existing email address on another existing machine over
>which I have no administrative control, though simple sysadmin requests
>may be supported.
>The existing email address is used for other purposes too.  If an
>email to this address has a subject or body containing the word
>"SUBSCRIBE", it should be subscribed.

If procmail is available to process mail to the existing address, you
could use it to redirect the desired mail to the Mailman
listname-request address. Since it seems it would already look like a
subscribe request, that should work, or you could redirect it to the
listname-subscribe address.
Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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