[Mailman-Users] subscribe to mailman for someone else

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Nov 16 15:49:34 EST 2016

On 11/16/2016 11:17 AM, Dave Stevens wrote:
> I have a web form that gathers user data, including their email address
> for the purpose of, among other things, subscribing them to a mailman
> list. I don't see how to do this. Is it possible? This is for people who
> already want to be on the list. Confirmation as usual to the new
> subscriber. Mailman 2.1.16

It's difficult to answer without knowing how you do subscribes, but if
you do them by email commands, you can send a message to
LISTNAME-request at example.com with the command

subscribe [password] [digest|nodigest] [address=<address>]

  Subscribe to this mailing list.  Your password must be given to
  unsubscribe or change your options, but if you omit the password, one
  will be generated for you.  You may be periodically reminded of your

  The next argument may be either: `nodigest' or `digest' (no quotes!).
  If you wish to subscribe an address other than the address you sent
  this request from, you may specify `address=<address>' (no brackets
  around the email address, and no quotes!)

And, there are various web ways to do it. See

If this isn't what you're looking for, blease be more specific as to how
you want to do this.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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