[Mailman-Users] Subscribing from cell phones

Scot Hacker shacker at birdhouse.org
Sun May 8 21:47:17 CEST 2005

Jim Tittsler wrote:

> You can set a specific list's subscribe_policy to 0 using bin/ 
> withlist.  (You won't be able to set it to 0 via the GUI or  
> config_list without setting ALLOW_OPEN_SUBSCRIBE.)
> $ bin/withlist -l mylist
> m.subscribe_policy = 0
> m.Save()
> {ctrl-D}

Jim, this is  cool to know, thanks. So is there  a corresponding option 
for unsubscribe confirmations?  I tried it with

m.unsubscribe_policy = 0

and withlist didn't complain, but unsub confirmations are still sent out 
:( . I also tried setting ALLOW_OPEN_UNSUBSCRIBE in mm_cfg.py, but no  
luck. I find it strange that Mailman is so insistent on confirmations 
(CommuniGate  has a simple checkbox for confirmations on or  off), but 
if  I can find a workaround, my user will be very pleased.

> P.S.  I have been able to use the normal subscribe/confirm scheme  
> from my phone, so it is probably a function of your carrier or your  
> phone.  One quirk I've noticed in my lists is that if I use  
> VERP_CONFIRMATIONS=Yes, the reply address gets truncated in the reply  
> message, and I have to manually add the last few characters of the  
> domain name.  In my case that is presumably a phone bug, since it is  
> picking up fewer reply address characters than it allows me to enter  
> and successfully send.

We're not using VERP, but thanks for  that.


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