Rick Moen rick at deirdre.net
Fri Jan 30 20:10:23 PST 2015

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 2:18 PM, maestro <maestro415 at gmail.com> wrote:
> indeed...
> work in progress...
> this is NOT part SF-LUG @ linuxmafia.
> wanted to get this out to folks that have remained 'active' as it was
> down...
> thanks for the info...

Suggestion:  Jim S. as listadmin can use the 'invite' function of GNU Mailman.

The way that works is:  Jim feeds a roster, one e-mail address per
line, of people who aren't yet subscribed but might be interested,
with a paragraph of invitation text of his choosing, into the fill-in
boxes for that purpose on
http://linuxmafia.com/mailman/admin/sf-lug/members/add .  (He as
listadmin can get to that URL but non-listadmins cannot.)

He should take care to change the 'Subscribe these users now or invite
them?  Subscribe (x) Invite ( )' radio button to 'invite' rather than
the default 'subscribe'.  Then, hit the 'Submit Your Changes' button
at the bottom.

All of the invitees will receive mails with individualised URLs
permitting them to instant-join the mailing list if they wish to do

(If I'm misunderstanding what problem you're trying to solve, sorry.
I'm trying to assist.  Many people are unaware of the advantages of
the 'invite' feature, even those who've been listadminning for years.)

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