[Mailman-Users] two problems with Mailman 2.1

Dave Stevens geek at uniserve.com
Mon Mar 26 11:36:32 EDT 2018

On Thu, 1 Feb 2018 15:12:44 -0800
Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:

> On 02/01/2018 12:41 PM, Dave Stevens wrote:
> > I?m having a couple of problems with a Mailman 2.1 list.
> > 
> > I want to add several addresses as new subscribers so as a first
> > step I added one of them using the mass subscription facility in
> > membership management. Mailman accepted the data but when I
> > subsequently checked the subscriber list it wasn?t there. This has
> > been the case for two days now.  
> When you submitted the mass subscribe form the first time, did you
> get a response with a message at the top saying "successfully
> subscribed" or did it say something else.
> > Today I checked manually that the recipient address was in fact
> > working and decided to resubscribe using the same method. I enter
> > the data in the text box (I?ve done this several times) then click
> > on the "submit your changes" button below and get this
> > message, ?Error: The form lifetime has expired. (request forgery
> > check)?
> > 
> > This happens without any special delay on my part, not more than a
> > few minutes. Please advise.  
> You need to first get the form and then submit it within whatever the
> FORM_LIFETIME setting is in your installation. The default is one hour
> but could be different in your installation.
> I suspect the issue is something else. I don't know what the issue
> might be, but one thing to check is to look at the HTML source of the
> admin/LIST_NAME/members/add page in your browser. The FORM tag in that
> source should be
> <FORM action="../../../admin/LIST_NAME/members/add" method="POST"
> enctype="multipart/form-data">
> If instead it is something like
> <FORM action="http://example.com/mailman/admin/gpc-talk/members/add"
> method="POST" enctype="multipart/form-data">
> And the URL in the address bar is different, i.e. a different domain
> or a different scheme (like https vs http) that might be an issue.
> Is this your Mailman installation or a hosted installation?
> Do other 'admin' and 'admindb' pages work? I.e. if you change
> something on the admin General Options page and submit, does it work
> or produce the same form lifetime error?

Hi Mark,

I eventually found withlist, which I hadn't know about before and that
allowed me to do what I needed, even though the GUI is still not
functional. Thhanks very much for your help.


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