[Mailman-Users] how can moderators automatically subscribe users?

John W. Baxter jwblist at olympus.net
Fri Jun 3 14:25:22 CEST 2005

On 6/2/05 8:39 PM, "Mark Sapiro" <msapiro at value.net> wrote:

> Ricardo Kleemann wrote:
>> I know that via the web interface this is quite easy. However, I have a need
>> to be able to subscribe users via email commands, without the user being
>> subscribed getting a confirmation email. In other words, someone asks to be
>> inserted into the list, and then an email is sent with the subscribe command
>> in it.
>> Is this possible?
> I think that as long as subscribe_policy includes confirm, the
> subscribee will always receive a confirm e-mail from a subscribe (or
> join) e-mail command.

Hmmm...another thought.

A possibility would be to write a program (in whatever language is
convenient and safe) which receives the email commands at some address not
related to mailman, validates them for authenticity by whatever means (I'd
be tempted to use PGP or GPG signatures here, and a sufficiently paranoid*
person would add encryption), and then drives the Mailman command line tool
which can add addresses without confirmation.

There remains nothing in as-shipped Mailman through 2.1.6 which will do what
Ricardo wants.

   * It's not paranoia if they really are out to get you.

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