[Mailman-Users] Subscribe/unsubscribe with CGI script?

Tom Browder tom.browder at gmail.com
Mon May 13 13:39:40 CEST 2013

I am running Mailman 2 (from package on Debian 6) and am trying to
build my  own subscription page with a Perl cgi script.

I viewed the page source of a typical subscription page to find how it
normally works.

I get to the point of subscription and, using modules LWB::UserAgent
and URI::Esacpe do;

    my $browser  = LWP::UserAgent->new;
    # may need to url encode the e-mail
    my $enc_email = uri_escape($email);
    my $enc_name  = uri_escape($fullname);

    my $response = $browser->post(
				  email    => $enc_email,
				  fullname => $enc_name,
    if ($response->is_success) {
      $resp  = $response->decoded_content;  # or whatever
    else {
      die $response->status_line;

When using real data I get the following response from Mailman

listname Subscription results

You must supply a valid email address.

and of course nothing happens.

Any ideas or criticisms are appreciated.

Best regards,


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