There seems to be a second subscription method which involves a -request suffix. Google suggested the following solution:
TL;DR: an "Auto-response" for subscrition requests can be set up by setting "autorespond_requests" to "Yes, w/ discard". "autorespond_requests_text" allows to configure a text which is being sent to the subscriber as part of the auto-response. Perhaps this helps.


Am 12.05.2018 um 02:10 schrieb Andy Cruz y Corro <>:

I tried commenting out the subscription form for volunteer-supporters [1], as Leon suggested, yet I'm still getting some subscription requests. How are these bots sending through their requests?

Also, as someone mentioned in another email, the regex "^.*$" is for subscription, but not for *subscription requests*

Has anyone had luck with any other method?

On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 2:17 PM, Leon Liesener <> wrote:
That depends. In case you have the default page design the code snippet should look like

        <div class="box-content" id="subscribe">
          <h3 class="title title01">Subscribe</h3>
            <tr><td>Your e-mail address:</td><td><MM-Subscribe-Box></td></tr>
            <tr><td>Your name (optional):</td><td><mm-fullname-box></td></tr>
            <!-- Optional Password Fields (can leave out for public lists as Mailman auto-generates) -->
            <!-- Password reminders can always be requested through web interface -->
            <!-- Most likely only to be used with lists with private archives or subscription lists -->
            <!-- <tr><td>Password:</td><td><MM-New-Password-Box></td></tr> -->
            <!-- <tr><td>Confirm Password:</td><td><MM-Confirm-Password></td></tr> -->
            <!-- Part of the multilingual selector below -->
            <tr><td>Preferred language:</td><td><MM-list-langs></td></tr>
          <p><mm-digest-question-start> Would you like to receive list mail batched in a daily digest?
          <MM-Undigest-Radio-Button> No <MM-Digest-Radio-Button>  Yes <mm-digest-question-end></p>
          <!-- MM-List-Subscription-Msg gives extra details about the subscription rules of the list -->
          <!-- This is optional, and will include variations between subscription rules (confirm vs confirm and approve) -->
          <!-- On the majority of lists this can be commented out as subscription rules will simply be confirm -->
          <p style="text-align: center"><MM-Subscribe-Button><MM-Form-End></p>

which would remove the entire "Subscribe" section, including the subscription form.


Am 11.05.2018 um 20:25 schrieb Trijnstel wp <>:

The regex isn't working for me either. @Leon Liesener: what exactly should I remove in the HTML interface?

I'm afraid I will remove too much...


Van: Listadmins <> namens Patrick Rother <>
Verzonden: vrijdag 11 mei 2018 19:35
Onderwerp: Re: [List admins] continues, started

Am 11.05.18 um 00:47 schrieb James Alexander:
> I can't speak for doing it globally but on your own lists you can go
> to the Subscription rules (under privacy options) and add "^.*$" (no
> quotes, this bans "everything") to a new line under List of addresses
> which are banned from membership in this mailing list (the
> 'ban_list'). It will also ban you from adding people manually but you
> can temporarily remove it and add back. I've done this on a couple
> lists I moderate which didn't generally accept new subscriptions
> anyway atm and has stopped the spam.
That doesn't work for "my" lists, there are still subscriptions, and as
I deleted more than 500 pending requests manually today, I again kindly
request any global solution. Please!

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