[Mailman-Users] one-click subscription

Geoff Shang geoff at QuiteLikely.com
Mon Mar 1 19:24:42 CET 2010

On Mon, 1 Mar 2010, David Newman wrote:

> For a read-only announcement list, I'm looking for a way to set up
> "one-click subscription" where a user enters an email in a form on a web
> page and gets subscribed right away, with no confirmation needed.

Note that you're going to open yorself up to the problem of people being 
gratuitously subscribed to your list.  That's why we have double opt-in.

There's a disturbing trend these days of people reporting mailing lists as 
spam to their providers instead of unsubscribing.  This can get you 
blacklisted.  It happens enough with lists that people actually 
voluntarily subscribed to, it's going to  be a lot worse if you get people 
being randomly subscribed without their consent.


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