[Mailman-Users] Mailman admin question

Ognen Duzlevski ognen.duzlevski at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 16:01:20 CEST 2011


I have not played much with mailman but I am curious about something. I
inherited a machine that runs mailman and one of the lists is setup through
postfix aliases to do the following:

blah-subscribe /usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe blah
blah-join /usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman join blah

How do I find out what "mailman join blah" resolves to? I guess my question
is ultimately - where do I look to find out who gets the join and subscribe
requests? For fun I subscribed to the "blah" list and never received a
reply. I looked at the mail logs on the same machine and found an entry
along the lines of:

Apr 19 20:19:07 (242320 blah: pending <name> <email> <ip>

There are a bunch of lines below mentioning other users subscribing to the
same list and their requests being approved.

I realize each machine can be set up differently to process mail but
ultimately I am curious as to what mailman join <list name> actually does.


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