[Mailman-Users] (no subject)

R. Anthony Mills socrates at dzinedbymills.com
Sat Jul 17 03:22:59 CEST 2004

The way I've done it is to have the person send an email to:


Place subscribe in the subject line.

If the admin is doing the subscribing or unsubscribing, the "Mailman
list manager" help commands allow you to get information about and
control your subscription to Mailman lists at this site.  A command can
be in the subject line or in the body of the message.

About the descriptions - words in "<>"s signify REQUIRED items and words
in "[]" denote OPTIONAL items.  Do not include the "<>"s or "[]"s when
you use the commands.

    subscribe [password] [digest|nodigest] [address=<address>]
        Subscribe to this mailing list.  Your password must be given to
        unsubscribe or change your options, but if you omit the
password, one
        will be generated for you.  You may be periodically reminded of

        The next argument may be either: `nodigest' or `digest' (no
        If you wish to subscribe an address other than the address you
        this request from, you may specify `address=<address>' (no
        around the email address, and no quotes!)

    unsubscribe [password] [address=<address>]
        Unsubscribe from the mailing list.  If given, your password must
        your current password.  If omitted, a confirmation email will be
        to the unsubscribing address. If you wish to unsubscribe an
        other than the address you sent this request from, you may
        `address=<address>' (no brackets around the email address, and

- Mills.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Pat Riehecky [mailto:prieheck at iwu.edu] 
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 8:37 PM
To: Brad Knowles
Cc: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] (no subject)

I am not exactly sure how this faq applies, I should have been clearer
in my request.... I can email the list easily enough, what I am looking
for is a way to modify subscriptions to the list (either add or remove
users) from an email only interface.  For example, listproc has a
command you can email it to allow a user to be subscribed, and another
command to unsubscribe users as the list admin, not just as the user who
wants on/off.  I believe majordomo has one as well (I haven't ever used
it, but since it is email/commandline only it probably should). I would
like to be able to make many subscription changes via the email
interface as the list admin.

I was not clear enough in my previous email, I should have thought
through it more before sending it.  I hope this is clearer. pat

The lines which your eye falls on first here were written last.  Their
purpose is to make yet another attempt to force into the form of a
letter the detailed investigation which is sent to you herewith.  These
lines correspond, then, with the last lines and together they form an
envelope, thus indicating in an external way what interal proofs in many
ways will convince you of, that this is a letter you are reading.

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