[Mailman-Users] Getting users to confirm

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Mon Apr 2 21:39:49 CEST 2007

Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:
>Where would I go about changing the subject line of the confirmation  
>requests, and what would people recommend.

You may have already done this, but if the subject you are seeing is
"confirm <hex token>", You can change it to "Your confirmation is
required to join the %(listname)s mailing list" by setting


in mm_cfg.py, assuming your MTA can handle the VERP like address in the

If you have done this, and you are asking about changing the "Your
confirmation is required to join the %(listname)s mailing list"
subject, this requires patching the text in the
GetConfirmJoinSubject() definition in Mailman/MailList.py.

You can also edit the body of the message by making an edited version
of the verify.txt template. See

>Am I the only experiencing this?  I believe that I've made things  
>clear to users on my static pages
>   http://lists.shepard-families.org/
>and in all of the administrative messages I send to the list.  But  
>this just doesn't seem to be enough.
>Also is there a way to get a listing of all things pending  
>confirmation (not just subscriptions, but address changes as well)?

bin/dumpdb lists/<listname>/pending.pck

will show them, albeit in a cryptic form. Also, it shows some that are
expired so you have to look at the timestamps in the 'evictions'

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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