[Mailman-Users] Correct Syntax For SUBSCRIBE Email Command

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Oct 29 21:14:22 CET 2008

Steve Lund wrote:
>Sorry for the stupid question but the documentation shows no examples and I 
>am getting tired of playing 20 guesses with Mailman and always loosing. How 
>do I make the following work? -
>subscribe address= "John Q Public" <jqp123 at pobox.com>

You can't. Your syntax is wrong. It parses into 3 arguments:

"John Q Public"
<jqp123 at pobox.com>

but that's not the issue. If it worked, you would need

subscribe 'address= "John Q Public" <jqp123 at pobox.com>'

but that won't work because this form doesn't expect a real name. You

subscribe address=jqp123 at pobox.com

Or if you need the real name, send the email

From: "John Q Public" <jqp123 at pobox.com>

with just


as the command or send it to the -subscribe address.

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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