[Mailman-Users] Disabling confirmtionless subscriptions by listadmins

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Aug 23 05:03:28 CEST 2007

Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:
>To my knowledge, the one place that a list administrator could by- 
>pass the confirmation process for members is on the mass subscription  
>page.  Are there other locations as well?

The only other way I can think of offhand is to set subscribe_policy to
'Require approval'. Then the admin can request a subscription by email
or listinfo subscribe form and approve the request without a
confirmation from the user.

>And, the heart of my  
>question, can I disable those?

Of course, you can do anything if you're willing to hack the code, but
short of that, all you can do is eliminate the entire Membership
Management... section including the Membership List from the admin

You probably don't want to do that, but if you did, you'd either copy
the entire ADMIN_CATEGORIES definition from Defaults.py to mm_cfg.py,
but leave out "'members',", or add


to mm_cfg.py, but even doing this doesn't stop subscribes with approval
and no confirmation.

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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