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

Ulf Dunkel dunkel at calamus.net
Wed Nov 26 09:52:20 CET 2014

>> 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
> <http://wiki.list.org/x/uIA9>.

So there is NO way to unsubscribe a user via email?
Why then does "subscribe" work fine with <myadminpassword>?

Best, Ulf

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