[Mailman-Users] Subscribing by email?

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sun Aug 19 06:57:41 CEST 2007

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Paul Key wrote:
> I am looking to get users to subscribe and unsubscribe from certain 
> lists using email.  I am getting them to emal 
> <listname>-request at blah.blah with "subscribe" in the message body. This 
> works fine with an empty subject field (they get one confirmation email 
> as expected) but if they put a subject on the subscription request email 
> they receive two subscription confirmation emails from mailman in reply. 
> Anyone no why this happens?  They would like to put something in the 
> subject.

When mail is sent to the listname-request address, both the subject and
body are scanned for commands. If the subject doesn't contain a valid
command, it is ignored, but if both the subject and body contain
'subscribe' there are two subscribe commands.

They can send a mail to listname-request with 'subscribe' in the subject
and an empty body, or as has been mentioned in other replies, they can
mail listname-join or listname-subscribe and the subject and body will
be ignored.

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