[Mailman-Users] Having a simple unsubscribe webpage

Naj Dehlavi comms at nzfvwo.org.nz
Fri Aug 25 05:23:36 CEST 2006

Thanks Mark,

The list is used for announcements to our members who are disinclined to
engage any further than being passive recipients. Yes, we also have
administrative access to the mailman server. I had been hoping that there
would have been some code in the listarchives that would have allowed us to
do a cut and paste job by tweaking variables - being a voluntary
organisation limits our internal IT capability and certainly closes off the
prospect of paying someone else to come in with a solution.

Thanks for your prompt input nonetheless. I'll attempt to unravel something
over the weekend.

Best regards,

Naj Dehlavi

NZ Federation of Voluntary
Welfare Organisations

PO Box 9517
New Zealand
Phone 04 3850981
Fax 04 3853248

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Sapiro [mailto:msapiro at value.net] 
Sent: Friday, 25 August 2006 2:49 p.m.
To: Naj Dehlavi; mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Having a simple unsubscribe webpage

Naj Dehlavi wrote:
>I have found useful HTML code on the Mailman website that sets up a
>subscription webpage - However, I want an unsubscribe button so that list
>members can come to a webpage, type in their email and have it removed
>directly - no questions asked (i.e. no redirection to the mailman admin
>pages, no confirmation emails etc) and I cant seem to be able to do so. 

First you have to ask yourself if you really want to allow anyone to
unsubscribe anyone else without any verification. If this is a
discussion list, this is a really bad idea - e.g., usera doesn't like
a post from userb so usera unsubscribes userb. Even if it is an
announcement list, it may not be a good idea.

If you really want to do it, without any questions/confirmations,
you'll have to either invoke a mailman command line tool like
bin/remove_members from your web page or create your own CGI script.
If you don't have administrative access to your Mailman server, you
can't do it.

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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