[Mailman-Users] using email to subscribe and unsubscribe users

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Jul 1 03:26:41 CEST 2010

On 6/30/2010 10:55 AM, Adam Parker, OD wrote:
> one more question: can I add something to the subscribe email that will
> auto-approve members so I don't have to do it?


> I want some sort of
> security on the list, but if I'm sending the subscribe, then I don't
> want to have to go into the backend and approve them as well

If you're interested in security from spammers, e.g., you could consider
not requiring subscription approval and setting
default_member_moderation to Yes so that new member posts are moderated
until you are familiar with the poster, at which point you can
unmoderate the poster in the process of approving a post.

If you are interested in maintaining the privacy of your list, this
won't help.

I don't know what ability you have in your hosted cPanel environment to
process email or why you are using email to subscribe people, but the
FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/uIA9> may help.

If you need to subscribe people by email and have enough control over
how email is processed, you might be able to set up an email address
which would receive your subscription email and invoke the web interface
per the above FAQ and it's linked articles to send an invitation to the
intended subscribee. Then when the subscribee accepts the invitation, no
approval is required even if it would be for a normal subscription.

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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