[Mailman-Users] How to change subscriber address

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue May 22 19:15:01 CEST 2007

Mailman Users wrote:
>The web page http://system.name/mailman/options/listname
>shows a place to enter a new address.  This does not actually
>change the user's subscription address.
>What do I have wrong here?

Submitting an address change causes a confirmation request to be sent
to the new address. This confirmation request must be received and
acted upon before the change is effective.

If confirmation from the new address were not required it would be
possible for anyone to subscribe a 3rd party to a list without the 3rd
party's knowledge or consent by first subscribing her own address and
then changing it to that of the 3rd party.

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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