[Mailman-Users] Any way to prevent un-subscribing?

Stefan Förster cite+mailman-users at incertum.net
Wed Oct 1 21:14:05 CEST 2008

* Elizabeth Schwartz <betsy.schwartz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Our administration wants to use a mailman list for broadcast-only
> official communications to students.
>  I've been asked to prevent the students from un-subscribing. Is there
> a way to do that in any version of mailman? And/or any other
> convenient mechanism?  The list is a bit unwieldy for plain email
> aliases.

If you are using some kind of "aliases" file where
"listname-unsubscribe" points to the "mailman" script, remove that
alias. Deactivate your web interface or generate random passwords for
every student and block access to the page where one can reset
passwords. Remove the "listname-request" alias, too, so students can't
use Mailman's advanced features to unsubscribe themselves.

Probably not what you wanted to hear, isn't it?

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