[Mailman-Users] subscribe w/o confirmation?

mike young mike.young at nd.edu
Fri Feb 28 01:02:28 CET 2014

Worked like a charm. Thank you, Mark.


On 2/25/2014 12:21 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> On 02/25/2014 06:15 AM, Michael Young wrote:
>> I know why allowing subscriptions without either a confirmation email
>> or a moderator approval is a Dangerous Thing, but is there a way to
>> get MM to allow it?
> For user subscriptions, you need to set Privacy options... ->
> Subscription rules -> subscribe_policy to None. If the None radio button
> doesn't appear, you need to set
> in mm_cfg.py. Alternatively, you can set the list's subscribe_policy to
> zero using withlist or config_list.
>> Our list subscriptions are mostly generated by
>> our lab/tool management software in response to a user getting
>> qualified to use a piece of equipment, and I don't want users to have
>> a choice in this case - they get subscribed, period. (They can later
>> unsubscribe of course, but that means they have to actually do
>> something :)
> Depending on how the lab/tool management software actually subscribes
> the users, the above may not be needed or even work. Obviously, whatever
> you are doing now results in a confirmation request, but there are other
> ways. See the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/uIA9>, and/or the archived
> post at
> <https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users/2004-December/041214.html>
> Or the software could just generate an input file for Mailman's
> bin/add_members which could be invoked either directly by the software
> or via a wrapper like the members.c wrapper attached to the above FAQ if
> necessary for permissions, or the add_members process could be just run
> periodically by cron.

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