[Mailman-Users] subscribe to mailman for someone else

Dave Stevens geek at uniserve.com
Wed Nov 16 17:48:44 EST 2016

Quoting Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>:

> On 11/16/2016 01:44 PM, Dave Stevens wrote:
>> sorry not to have been more specific Mark, but what you say is in fact
>> very close and may be what I want, I'll need to do a test. When you say
>> above send a message with the command, where is the command? in the
>> subject line? or body?
> Either one.
> Mail sent to the LISTNAME-request address is processed as follows:
> If the Subject: contains a valid command or a valid command preceded by
> a single 'word' such as Re:, Fwd:, etc., that command is processed.
> Otherwise the Subject: is ignored.
> Then, regardless of the Subject:, Mailman continues to process body
> lines from the first text/plain part in the message as commands until
> one of the following occurs:
> 1) a non-blank line does not contain a valid command or
> 2) an 'end' command is processed or
> 3) a total of DEFAULT_MAIL_COMMANDS_MAX_LINES (default = 25) including
>    blank lines is seen or
> 4) the end of the message part is reached.
> Thus, with the default DEFAULT_MAIL_COMMANDS_MAX_LINES = 25 not
> overridden in mm_cfg.py, you could send up to 26 subscribe commands, one
> in the Subject: and 25 in the body, in one message.
> Send a 'help' command to the LISTNAME-request address for more info on
> email commands.

will do, thanks very much!


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