[Mailman-Users] unsubscribe without confirmation

Sintz, James jsintz at opers.org
Wed Jul 27 18:31:36 CEST 2005

I am not talking about approval. No approval is required. I don't want the user to be required to CONFIRM their unsubscribe. 

Mailman seems kind of backwards in that I can configure it to allow open subs without confirmation or approval, but not open unsubs. Unsubs may not require approval, but seem to always require confirmation.

Again, my members don't have access to the web interface or know about a password. 

-----Original Message-----
From: John Fleming [mailto:john at wa9als.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 11:17 AM
To: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] unsubscribe without confirmation

On Wednesday 27 July 2005 09:38 am, Sintz, James wrote:
> Is there a way to enable unsubscribing without requiring user confirmation?
>  Users are added to the list manually by an administrator, yet we do want
> to allow users the ability to unsubscribe using the listname-leave@
> address.
> Our list is a one-way newsletter letter list and users do NOT have access
> to any of mailman's web based user pages. Our mailman installation is
> behind a firewall and port 80 is being blocked. Only our admins and
> moderators have access to the web interface.
> I searched the archive and could not find anything regarding this other
> than a discussion about subscribing via cell phone. In that thread there
> was a brief discussion of the "ALLOW_OPEN_SUBSCRIBE = No" and the no
> existence of allow_open_unsubscribe.

Assuming that YOU do have access to the web pages, it seems the default 
behavior as seen in the Privacy Settings page would be to NOT require 
moderator approval for unsubscribes.  There you can set YES or NO, but the 
default is NO.  Seems to me they should be able to unsubscribe via email.  - 
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