[Mailman-Users] Multiple subscription requests and reminders

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Jun 28 20:46:20 CEST 2005

Bruno Ferreira wrote:
>    After a bit more investigation at the MTA side, I managed to find 
>out that Mailman processes the subscribe requests alone twice. 
>Subscribing through the web interface makes Mailman process the request 
>once.  However, sending a mail without proper commands to 
>mailinglist-request at domain throws ONE error e-mail back, as it should 
>be. So there's this situation:
>    - Subscription through web interface: OK
>    - Subscription through e-mail: 2 subscriptions processed
>    - Other mail to mailinglist-request at domain: OK
>    Where do you suggest I start looking now?

Look at the actual subscription request e-mail (Bcc: yourself to get a
copy). Look for anything strange like two From: headers or e-mail
address appearing twice in From: header.

Check MTA log to make sure request is only piped once to the wrapper,
although it seems that you've probably already done this or at least
empirically verified it (- Other mail to mailinglist-request at domain:

Are you mailing mailinglist-request at domain with 'subscribe' both in the
subject and in the body of the e-mail?

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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