[Mailman-Users] Disabling privacy alert notifications

daniel daniel at noflag.org.uk
Fri Feb 14 13:13:12 CET 2014

Hello, all.

We are having problems with list administrators whose clients receive
privacy alert notifications upon being re-subscribed to a mailing list.
The notifications are problematic, because the administrator regularly
adds people to the mailing list who have, for example, signed a
petition, and such people get these messages, often many times. For
example: http://pastebin.com/P2pB66JS.

How could we go about disabling such notifications for the customer?

Thanks in advance,

> Subject:     Mailman privacy alert
> Date:     Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:31:47 +0000
> From:     <list>-bounces at lists.<hosting-provider>
> To:     <customer>@<host>
> An attempt was made to subscribe your address to the mailing list
> <list-address>.  You are already subscribed to this
> mailing list.
> Note that the list membership is not public, so it is possible that a bad
> person was trying to probe the list for its membership.  This would be a
> privacy violation if we let them do this, but we didn't.
> If you submitted the subscription request and forgot that you were already
> subscribed to the list, then you can ignore this message.  If you
> suspect that
> an attempt is being made to covertly discover whether you are a member
> of this
> list, and you are worried about your privacy, then feel free to send a
> message
> to the list administrator at <list>-owner at lists.<hosting-provider>.

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