[Mailman-Users] Turning off confirmation

Zbigniew Szalbot zszalbot at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 09:41:46 CET 2008

2008/2/6, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>:
> Robert Everson wrote:
> >I'm running a mail list that is used for emergency notification, and
> >many people subscribe using their cellphones.  Because of this,
> >sending a confirmation email isn't really the easiest way for the
> >users to subscribe.  Also, I don't really think that approving
> >everyone would be feasible for me.  Is there a way to turn off the
> >confirmation/approval process for new subscribers?
> It is not recommended, but if you want to do it, and if you have
> sufficient access to the Mailman server, you can put
> in mm_cfg.py, and then you will be offered None as one of the choices
> for subscribe_policy.
> Keep in mind that in addition to making things easier for your PDA
> subscribers, this will also allow your worst enemy to subscribe
> multiple people to your list and when these people start receiving
> messages from the list and replying to the list with "take me off this
> list" and complaining to their ISPs that you are a source of spam, you
> will ultimately have to close the list.

Hello - sorry to jump in and hijack the thread but is similar thing
possible for unsubscribe process? That is, I would actually like to
keep the subscription confirmation process intact but allow users to
unsubcribe *without* confirmation. Is that possible?

Thank you!

Zbigniew Szalbot

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