[Mailman-Users] unsuscribe problem

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Mar 3 18:25:08 CET 2010

Roberto Gherardi de Candei wrote:
>I'm an admin of newsletters, by email I delete users without entering the
>password in the subject and without arrivals cancellation confirmation to
>I do this?

In order to unsubscribe a user by email without confirmation the users
list password must be in the command as in

  unsubscribe password address=user at example.com

This command could be the first line of the body rather than the
Subject: header, but it must include the user's list password to avoid
confirmation. Otherwise, anyone could unsubscribe someone else without
their knowledge.

You can avoid confirmation by setting the list's Privacy options... ->
Subscription rules -> unsubscribe_policy to Yes, but then an admin or
moderator would need to approve the unsubscribe before it will be

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