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

Steve Burling srb at umich.edu
Fri May 18 04:27:15 CEST 2007

--On May 17, 2007 9:16:49 PM -0500 Carter Braxton <cbraxton at iname.com> 

> 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.

To which I reply:

If you set privacy options->subscribe_policy to either "require approval" 
or "confirm and approve", then it doesn't matter if other subscription 
options are available -- unless you approve subscription requests I think 
that they'll just quietly time out.  Is that not enough?

Steve Burling                                    <mailto:srb at umich.edu>
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