[Mailman-Users] Making "Your Name" Mandatory?

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Mon Apr 23 19:27:03 CEST 2007

David Devereaux-Weber, P.E. wrote:

>Is there a way to make "Your Name" a mandatory part of the subscription 
>process?  This is a great help to list operators trying to troubleshoot 
>email problems.

Only by modifying code.

It would be fairly easy to modify Mailman/Cgi/subscribe.py to require a
real name be provided for a web based subscribe.

Email subscribe would be trickier because the real name comes from the
From: header of the subscribe email, so what do you tell the user if
there isn't a real name?

You might also want to look at the web based confirm -
Mailman/Cgi/confirm.py, as that allows override of the initial real

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