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

Ricardo Kleemann ricardo at americasnet.com
Fri Jun 3 15:47:08 CEST 2005

Thank you for your comments, John.

As a matter of fact that's what I ended up doing. I created a separate alias
(like list-command), which pipes the message through another program, and
the program then parses the message for commands (currently only
subscribe/unsubscribe), and then runs the mailman command line programs to
perform the action. The commands have to be preceded by an approval
password. This is very similar to the way majordomo works. But I'd rather
use mailman.

The reason I need to focus on email commands, is because I have a couple of
lists that are managed by a person who is blind, and uses email as the main
tool for management. He is still very capable of using the web, but it's
much easier and not so cluttered. It's amazing what some voice tools out
there enable visually impaired people to do.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John W. Baxter" <jwblist at olympus.net>
To: "Mailman Users" <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 5:25 AM
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] how can moderators automatically subscribe

> 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
> >> to be able to subscribe users via email commands, without the user
> >> 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
> >> 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
> which can add addresses without confirmation.
> There remains nothing in as-shipped Mailman through 2.1.6 which will do
> Ricardo wants.
>   --John
>    * It's not paranoia if they really are out to get you.
> ------------------------------------------------------
> Mailman-Users mailing list
> Mailman-Users at python.org
> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/mailman-users
> Mailman FAQ: http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py
> Searchable Archives:
> Unsubscribe:
> Security Policy:

More information about the Mailman-Users mailing list