[Mailman-Users] Email commands aren't working

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Jun 14 19:28:57 CEST 2011

Pete Bell wrote:
>However, an email which has a subject line of:-
>set authenticate XXXX address=yyyy at zzzz.com set delivery off
>...*should* turn the delivery of list emails *off* for the member who is subscribed at yyyy at zzzz.com with a password of "XXXX"

No it shouldn't. That Subject: contains two 'set' commands, and Mailman
parses and processes only one command per line. You could put "set
authenticate XXXX address=yyyy at zzzz.com" in the Subject: and "set
delivery off" in the message body or put them both in the body on
separate lines, but you can't put multiple commands in the Subject:.
Even if you could RFC 2047 encode a newline in the subject between the
commands, it wouldn't work because of the way the Subject: is parsed.

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