The silent directive applies to subscribe and unsubscribe commands. The language directive applies to any command.
Normally, when you subscribe someone else to a list or unsubscribe them from a list, the subscriber gets an email notification.
With the silent directive, no notification is sent.
Only list managers have the right to use the silent directive.
The silent directive allows list managers to “silently” administer mailing lists without sending notification emails to everybody whose subscriptions are changed.
[silent] subscribe-command | [silent] unsubscribe-command
silent subscribe MyList firstname.lastname@example.org
silent unsubscribe MyList email@example.com
The language directive sets the language used by Active Subscriber 2017 to parse the command. Active Subscriber 2017 then replies to the command using the same language.
The language directive is simply the name of the language, in that language. So, for example the language directive in German is Deutsch not
The language directive tells Active Subscriber 2017 which language dictionary to use when parsing the command and also when replying to the command.
language directive is optional. If specified, it is always the first word in the command line.
Usually, there is no need to use the language directive at all, because Active Subscriber 2017 can figure out the correct language by examining the command key word itself. It is only needed if the key word that follows is used in two different languages; with the built-in dictionaries this never happens.
english silent subscribe "Test List"