[Mailman-Users] How to configure a list for invitation-only subscriptions?

Carter Braxton cbraxton at iname.com
Fri May 18 04:16:49 CEST 2007

On 5/17/07, Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org> wrote:
> This sort of stuff should be covered in FAQ 3.11, and the related FAQ
> entries -- try searching for "announce".

Thank you -- I looked at those section of the FAQ and they don't seem to directly address this issue, they talk about broadcast-only lists, restricting posting to specific users, etc. What I'm looking for is a way to cut off all avenues of someone randomly joining unless they have first been sent an invitation. As I mentioned in another response, so far I've disabled the "-join" email address.

This cuts off one avenue a random user could try to sign up, but there is still the "subscribe" command for the "-request" address, and of course there is the web interface.  For the web interface, editing the html files that offer the subscription option should do the trick. (What file or files are involved?) Not sure if it is possible to selectively disable the "subscribe" command on the email interface, unless the source code is modified.

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