[Mailman-Users] You gave the wrong password - how to solve this?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Nov 4 05:47:10 CET 2014

On 11/03/2014 03:54 AM, Ulf Dunkel wrote:
> When my script sends an unsubscribe email to the relevant list, it has
> this general format:
> ----- snip -----
> From: <my-mailinglist-admin-email-address>
> To: <mailinglist>-request at lists.<mydomain>.net
> Ref: unsubscribe <myadminpassword> address=<user-email-address>
> ----- snap -----
> What am I doing wrong? Is it possible that there is a conflict between
> the <myadminpassword> and a maybe user-defined <userpassword> when I try
> to unsubscribe the user with my <myadminpassword>?

Exactly. The password in the email unsubscribe command is the user's
list password, not the list admin password.

If you want to unsubscribe a user without confirmation and with
authentication via the list admin password, you have to use the web
interface. See the FAQs at <http://wiki.list.org/x/Z4A9> and

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