5.1 Commands available to users.
To use a command on the mailing list ‘email@example.com’, send a
message to ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’. For commands affecting an
address database, you can add ‘-target=targethost.dom’ after
‘command’ to apply the command to ‘email@example.com’
instead of to the address your sending from. This works for all
commands related to subscriber databases, -faq(*),
-help, and -info(*). It does not work for archive
retrieval commands. For the archive access commands, you may instead
add arguments consisting of a message number or range of message
numbers after the command
Features available only if ezmlm-idx is used are marked “(*)”.
- Send a list of frequently asked questions and answers specific for
- Get a message or range of messages from the archive. Without argument
it returns the messages since the latest digest. To retrieve a range
of messages, use ‘list-get.123_234@host’(*). At most 100
messages are returned. Without ezmlm-idx, individual messages can
still be retrieved by sending mail to ‘list-get.123@host’.
- Returns general command help for the list.
- Returns a subject/author index for the messages. Without arguments,
the entries for at least the latest 100 messages is returned. At most
2000 entries are returned per request.
- Return information about this list.
- Tells you if your address (or the target address) is a subscriber or
not. It's always returned to the address in question, so it cannot be
used to determine the subscriber status of others. You can also use
‘list-query-user=userhost@listhost’, where ‘list@listhost’
is the address of the list and ‘user@userhost’ is the address
that should be tested. The reply is sent to that address, so you can't
use this to test the subscriber status of addresses that you do not
- Add the target (your) address to the subscriber list. The address
will receive a confirmation request.
- Return the thread containing the message number given as the argument.
The argument is required.
- Remove the target (your) address from the subscriber list. The
address will receive a confirmation request. You can also use
‘list@listhost’ is the address of the list and
‘user@userhost’ is the address that should be removed from the