switch to mailman (was: [svlug] Re: [svlug]syslogd question)

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon May 1 17:24:56 PDT 2000

Quoting Ray Olszewski (ray at comarre.com):

> Is the Web page now *really* the *only* way to subscribe and
> ubsubscribe?


The Mailman maintainers seem to have been so proud of that feature that
they keep omitting the e-mail-only subscribe/unsubscribe information from
the HTML list-information templates.  I personally consider this
omission annoying and a minor bug -- and keep intending to fix the HTML
on my own Mailman installation.  (In fact, I did so on the 486, and no
doubt have to do it again, now that I've migrated my machine to my K6.)

Basically, you send such commands via e-mail to [listname]-request@[domain] .
E.g., in the case of our lists, to:

    svlug-request at lists.svlug.org   
    svlug-announce-request at lists.svlug.org

Commands can be sent either in the message text or subject header.  If 
you need a list of valid commands, send "help" in either location to the
above-cited address.

Valid commands include:

    subscribe [password] [digest-option] [address=<address>]
    unsubscribe <password> [address]

I forget what happens if you accidentally omit your password, but I 
vaguely recall that Mailman politely writes you back and asks you for

In any event, every list option is settable _either_ via e-mail or via
the admin/options Web pages.

Cheers,              "By reading this sentence, you agree to be bound by the 
Rick Moen             terms of the Internet Protocol, version 4, or, at your 
rick (at) linuxmafia.com   option, any later version."  -- Seth David Schoen

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