[Mailman-Users] Turning off confirmation

Daniel M. Eldridge dme.gmail at eldridge.to
Wed Feb 6 22:04:06 CET 2008

If you want to avoid the risk of:

Then you--as the admin--could add the subscribers to the list
manually, Have them send their email address to you and then compile
that into a list which you then manually add via the
 Membership Management [Mass Subscription]

You have the option to ``Subscribe these users now or invite them?''

This fails to make the list updateable in real time, though I suppose the
best idea would be to subscribe with authentication from, say, a gmail
address and then have this gmail address forward messages to the
mobile device. In that way every user has two ways to read and respond
to these emergency messages. Though you're going to have to enable, or
allow, posts from the mobile if you want people to be able to post
from their mobile during an emergency. If this is in fact the case
then, perhaps authentication from the mobile device isn't such a bad
idea as you're expecting people to post from these devices during emergencies.

--Dan Eldridge

On Feb 5, 2008 9:45 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
> 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.
> --
> Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan
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