> Typically, the new subscriber types their e-mail address
> and name (optional) in a web form. Then a cgi script
> constructs a 'subscribe' message and sends it to majordomo.
> Trouble is, it is hard to catch typing errors in their
> e-mail address. And, people can type someone else's
Set SUBSCRIBE_POLICY to CLOSED (subscribe_policy = closed)
This requires maintainer approval for all subscribe requests
to the list.
/ St.Einar, Oslo - Norway ICQ 9199591
To suggest a less error-prone majordomo enhancement:
A web page could use the html "mailto:" reference. But, 'mailto:"
can not put the word 'subscribe' in the body of a message.
So, it must addressed to a new address: 'list-subscribe@majordomo...'
This eliminates the need for the subscriber to type his address.
They can subscribe with about 2 mouse clicks ('mailto:' & 'send').
An alternate is to specify a default 'subject:' with the 'mailto:'
reference, ie, "mailto: majordomo@... Subject: subscribe list-name"
(can someone remind me of the exact syntax privately).
But, I don't want to start an argument on the merits of putting
commands in subject lines, so ... never-mind.
An example of a web-subscribe form where the subscriber must type and
confirm his address is near the bottom of: www.spaceviews.com
But please do not try to subscribe to SpaceViews this week,
unless you want the NSS Space Exploration & Development newsletter.
We are switching servers, so you can subscribe, but not UNsubscribe, now.
Let me know if the majordomo team wishes to enhance & support this in
a future release.
---Bruce A. Mackenzie BMackenzie@draper.com