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Subject: Re: Introduction to this list/general questions
From: brian . starlin @ attws . com (Brian Starlin)
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 1996 09:36:30 -0700
To: majordomo-users @ greatcircle . com

> From:
> Date: Tue, 20 Aug 1996 10:51:49 -0500 (CDT)
> On Tue, 20 Aug 1996, Dave Wolfe wrote:
> > > subscribe_policy  =   auto
> > [...]
> > > Subscription requests SHOULD be happening automatically, right?       
> > 
> > *Only* if the request sender (as identified in the mail headers of the
> > request) matches the address specified by the 'subscribe' request. If
> > no address is specified by the 'subscribe' request, then there's no
> > conflict and the request is processed. If a mismatch is found, then
> > the request is bounced to the approval alias for approval. This is
> > intended to keep spammers from subscribing victims and the clueless from
> > subscribing invalid addresses, but all that depends on what the approver
> > does with approval bounces.
> I do believe that the 'sender' field of the header matches, character for 
> character, the actual unsubscribe request... That's what is getting to me.
> Besides, it's my understanding that the difference between open and 
> automatic subscription policies is that under an automatic setting ANYONE 
> can subscribe ANYONE, where as under an open setting the 2 fields must match.
> Is this not correcy? I logged into the box as another user who was NOT 
> subscribed to the list and attempted to subscribe him, and his request 
> was still sent to the list owner (me)...
> ARGH! The list (250 member list) isn't actually running on my box YET, 
> but I've got the current list admin breathing down my neck, because it is 
> being kicked off of the server it's being hosted on (too much traffic).. 
> I need to get this done ASAP.. I want you guys to know that I GREATLY 
> appreciate any help on this matter..
> Mike Jeffers
Make sure you don't have a "listname.closed" file in your $listdir (even
though the Config file should override it)

Try setting subscribe_policy to open and see if subscriptions work as
they should

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