[Mailman-Users] basic email interface to mailman
msapiro at value.net
Wed Oct 26 02:14:57 CEST 2005
> I am interested in the basic email interface to mailman. Not for my
>subscribers, but for purposes of scripting some of the lists management.
There essentially isn't one.
> I have easily determined the email address to reach this interface for my
>lists, and of the 'help' and 'help set' commands to get the list of
>commands for interfacing with mailman by email. But I hope/think there
>must be more supported than is in that list.
Only email approval/denial of held posts and requests. That's about it.
And that requires admin_immed_notify be set to Yes so the
admin/moderator will get a notice with a confirm token in it.
> In particular, I see how to subscribe someone by new email address, but
>not how to set the associated 'name' for the subscriber... data that is
>kept/supported/shown in the web interface. Is it not supported?
If a user subscribes him/herself, the real name is taken from the From:
header of the e-mail. If anyone subscribes a different address via the
address= option on an e-mail subscribe command, no real name can be
specified. Note that if the list is set for subscription confirmation,
a confirmation of this request is sent to the address to be added, no
matter who submits the request. It really is not designed for admin
> Is it in one of those 'documentation' items that I think I looked
>completely through? :-)
No, you haven't overlooked it. Mailman is designed for web based list
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