[Mailman-Users] confirmation string is not working

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Wed May 9 03:05:49 CEST 2012

dhanushka ranasinghe writes:
 > Hi..
 > As you correctly mention when i click the link in the mail, it ask to click
 > "unsubscribe" button unsubscripted  ..After clicking ,  it get pormt
 > another page called   "*Enter confirmation cookie*"  Any idea why this is
 > happening..

Check that the cookie in the URL is correct.  IIRC, the only
characters allowed are upper and lowercase letters, and numerals.

Why this might matter: some mail clients (and even some mail servers)
will mangle the cookie in the URL by including extra characters.
Common cases in my experience include a backslash somewhere in the
middle (edit this out in the address bar of the browser and resubmit),
an "=" at the very end (edit and resubmit), and a newline in the
middle (copy and paste the trailing portion from the mail message).

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