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

Tom Wolfe twolfe at sawback.com
Fri May 26 07:41:15 CEST 2006

Thanks Mark, I came to the same conclusion and have made a hack that
might do the job (emphasis on "hack", not so much on the "might do the
job"!) Members would sign up via a php form that later uses their
username and password to set delivery off after they've confirmed. A
little weird and maybe risky, but it's the easiest thing that came to

Tom Wolfe 

On Thu, 2006-05-25 at 20:57 -0700, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> 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
> >off"?
> 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
> >Subject:
> >subscribe
> >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
>   Subject:
>   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.

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