[Mailman-Users] approving by e-mail moderated messages and subscriptions

Marco Prandini prandini at ideafutura.com
Tue Feb 24 09:57:59 CET 2004

Thanks for the kind reply... I fear my question wasn't clear...
my problem is not with the confirm message the *subscriber* receives, 
but with the one the *list admin* receives.

The list admin cannot approve a pending subscription by e-mail, because 
all he receives is a link to

In a similar fashion, when a post is sent to a moderated list, the 
moderator receives a message containing a link to admindb.cgi in 
evidence, and a confirm code which can be used to approve the posting by 
e-mail, but it's so deeply hidden that trying to explain the procedure 
to a novice moderator is a hopeless task :-)


Rod Neep ha scritto:

> In message <40362CEC.7020606 at ideafutura.com>, Marco Prandini 
> <prandini at ideafutura.com> writes
>> Hello list,
>> I just started configuring some lists under Mailman and I'm not able 
>> to find a
>> couple of configuration options I need. I browsed the docs with no luck.
>> I'd like to administer the lists entirely by e-mail, and in 
>> particular I need
>> to be able to confirm posts to a moderate list and to approve 
>> (un)subscription
>> requests.
>> However, when I try a subscription the owner receives a message 
>> telling him to
>> go to the admin URL in order to approve it... no hints about how to 
>> do it by
>> e-mail whatsoever...
>> Could you help me?
> Actually, it also tells the new user that s/he can simply reply to the 
> message "leaving the header intact" and it will be confirmed.
> The "problem" is that may novice users will post a message back with a 
> new subject line with the wording "Header Intact".
> I just tell folks.... "when you receive the message asking for 
> confirmation, just reply to it.... don't delete anything, don't change 
> anything! Just post it straight back as a reply"
> and that works.
> Cheers
> Rod

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