[Mailman-Users] subscription via -request

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Sep 29 21:21:25 CEST 2005

Jim Savoy wrote:
>      I was wondering if there is a way to silently subscribe people to a
>list via the -request command processor (ie sending email commands to
>   If I send the command:
>    subscribe password nodigest address=janedoe at hotmail.com
>it works fine, but janedoe at hotmail.com is then sent a message asking 
>that she
>confirm the subscription by clicking a link. Our users are confused 
>enough as it
>is, and we would like to avoid this step.

If you put "ALLOW_OPEN_SUBSCRIBE = Yes" in mm_cfg.py, you can then set
the list to allow subscribe without confirmation.

>I realize that the 
>confirmation step was
>created to prevent any old yahoo from subscribing people to lists 
>without their
>consent, but how would any old yahoo know what the list password is? 

The password argument is not the list password. It is the initial user
password for this subscription.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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