[Mailman-Users] error message while adding members

Amit Bhatt misterbhatt at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 17:16:20 CET 2012

yes, surprisingly, the mailing list has been updated in to new version 
1.1.15 without any effort made by me.
I am surprised because I have never tried to update the list, is it possible 
that the updation is done from our web server end?

I have noticed this change after seeing your reply.


Amit Bhatt
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Sapiro" <mark at msapiro.net>
To: "Amit Bhatt" <misterbhatt at gmail.com>; <Mailman-Users at python.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 03, 2012 8:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] error message while adding members

> Amit Bhatt wrote:
>>I am unable to add or subscribe any member using mass subscription option 
>>under membership management of my mailing list. I am facing the below 
>>error since yesterday:
>>Error: The form lifetime has expired. (request forgery check)
> This message comes from the new in 2.1.15 CSRF mitigation features.
> When did you upgrade to 2.1.15?
> Have you set a value for FORM_LIFETIME in mm_cfg.py? If so, what? (The
> default setting in Defaults.py is 1 hour.)
> What the message is telling you is that the mass subscribe form you are
> submitting was retrieved from the host longer than FORM_LIFETIME
> before it was submitted. If this is not the case, there is some issue
> in your web server. Perhaps the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/ioA9>
> is applicable.
> -- 
> Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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