At 4:30 PM +0000 16/11/00, John Poltorak wrote:
>I've already tried posting this twice over the last couple of days
>but it never came back for some reason... Anyway here goes again...#
>How do I go about creating a URL for subscribing to a mailing list?
>Can I do something like:-
>or do I need to include something in subject?
>I'm not sure that this is possible at all with Majordomo,
I've discovered over the last couple of years that anything's possible with
Majordomo..you just need to know how to talk to it properly. :-)
>but I find it to be a pain giving verbose instructions to people
>about how to join, and would rather people were able to click
>on a URL in my signature for instance...
I set up an automatic subscription webpage for a number of my Majordomo
lists. It uses a cgi-script that I found in the Linux Script Archives
which creates a mail message. (I can look up the name of it if you'd like
to use this one, but there are a number of them available so it's just the
matter of selecting one that'll meet your needs). With such a script it
would be possible to just set up a URL to a webpage that calls the script
and then have the member manually enter their address and press submit
button. BTW setting up the subscription message was a lot easier for
Majordomo than for the one Listserv list I also maintain....even though on
the surface they look similar.
http://hunter.apana.org.au/~cas/join.html - Majordomo
http://hunter.apana.org.au/~cas/autismlist/listjoin2.html - Listserv
>If it is posible to do what I want, how do I set up the alias to
>invoke the subscribe command?
I haven't discovered the answer to that yet!