[Mailman-Users] unsubscribe without confirmation

Sintz, James jsintz at opers.org
Wed Jul 27 20:31:16 CEST 2005


I understand the purpose of the confirmation, I just want the ability to turn it off. It is okay if users get unsubscribed from my list because of a spooked request. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Sapiro [mailto:msapiro at value.net]
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 11:52 AM
To: Sintz, James; mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] unsubscribe without confirmation

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.

E-mail unsub requests require confirmation to prevent spoofed requests
from succeeding. The user can avoid the confirmation by providing
his/her password with the e-mailed unsubscribe command, but this only
works if an unsubscribe command is mailed to the listname-request
address. Mail to the listname-leave or listname-unsubscribe address is
not parsed for commands and is treated as if it just contained a plain

Send mail with subject 'help' (w/o the quotes) to the listname-request
address for more info on the unsubscribe command.

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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