[Mailman-Users] Making "set delivery off" default for new users

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri May 26 05:57:36 CEST 2006

Tom Wolfe wrote:

>Hello -- I imagine this is a strange request, but I'm wondering if it is
>possible to set the options of a new member with default of "set delivery

No, there is no way to default delivery to 'off'.

>E.g., if they are subscribing by email, would something like the following
>be possible:
>To: list-request at domain.com
>From: myemail at address.com
>set delivery off

Actually, I think it might work, but only if the list allows fully open
(no confirmation/no approval) subscribes because in order to set
delivery off, you have to be a member and authenticate, so you might do

  To: list-request at domain.com
  From: myemail at address.com

  subscribe <password>
  set authenticate <password>
  set delivery off

but if the subscribe is waiting confirmation or approval, the set
commands will fail. Also, you have to provide the password for the
subscribe so you know what it is for the set authenticate.

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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