[Mailman-Users] Subscribing from cell phones

Scot Hacker shacker at birdhouse.org
Wed May 4 19:01:18 CEST 2005

I have  a list  owner who runs a list designed to be subscribed to from 
text-messaging cell phones (list traffic consists only of  a daily haiku 
- very neat). People can use the web interface to sign up, but the 
confirmations are a problem. The subscription confirmation arrives at 
the phone, the user  replies to it, and then... nada. Seems to go into a 
bit bucket. I've confirmed that the ID cookie does make it across just fine.

A little later, the list owner receives  a copy of the message below. 
At  first I thought there was  some discrepancy between the Return-Path: 
and the From: headers, but when I send a regular email from the phone to 
myself, they both come through fine, and match. I'm stumped.

The list owner *really* wants to turn off confirmations altogether, but 
I don't see  any way to do this. Is  there one? If  confirmations 
absolutely can't be disabled, any ideas on why cell phone subscriptions 
fail, or  what  can be  done about it?


*From: *mailman-bounces at tinywords.com
*Date: *May 2, 2005 9:51:59 PM PDT
*To: *Haiku-owner at tinywords.com
*Subject: Uncaught bounce notification
The attached message was received as a bounce, but either the bounce
format was not recognized, or no member addresses could be extracted
from it. This mailing list has been configured to send all
unrecognized bounce messages to the list administrator(s).

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From: *5102925586 at vtext.com
*Date: *May 2, 2005 9:51:54 PM PDT
*To: *Haiku-bounces at tinywords.com
*Subject: confirm f9bc6456b89ec9c10360aaa140411e154f0ff60b

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