FAQ

Till Kleisli wrote:
When a user wants to subscribe to my mailinglist, the user gets the
confirmation mail, to confirm the subscription.

Then, when the user just replies to the mail (using thunderbird), the
list administrator (me) gets a mail that says, a new user subscribed to
the mailing list, but when I go to the backend (administration), the
user is not in the list of recipients!

Prior to Mailman 2.1.10, there was a bug in cmd_confirm.py that could
throw a UnicodeError exception in processing a confirmation email. It
would confirm the subscription which sends the admin notice and then
throw the exception in scanning the message body. This would cause
CommandRunner to not save the updated list.

You should find errors and tracebacks in Mailman's error log.

If this is the problem, this patch (or upgrading Mailman) will fix it.

--- Mailman/Commands/cmd_confirm.py 2005-12-30 18:50:08 +0000
+++ Mailman/Commands/cmd_confirm.py 2008-02-18 18:48:16 +0000
@@ -90,8 +90,11 @@
match = 'confirm ' + cookie
unprocessed = []
for line in res.commands:
- if line.lstrip() == match:
- continue
+ try:
+ if line.lstrip() == match:
+ continue
+ except UnicodeError:
+ pass
unprocessed.append(line)
res.commands = unprocessed
# Process just one confirmation string per message


PS: I had the same problem subscribing to this mailing list, may be it's
me.. :-/ when I replied to the message nothing happened, and when I
confirmed on the webpage, I got the confirmation back immediately..

I just successfully subscribed and confirmed a subscription to this
list by email, so I don't see a problem there.

--
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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