[ mailman-Feature Requests-1286298 ] Feature Request: Admin change subscriber's e-mail

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Feature Requests item #1286298, was opened at 2005-09-09 15:23
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Status: Open
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Priority: 5
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Submitted By: Dennis Behrens (djbehrens)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Feature Request: Admin change subscriber's e-mail

Initial Comment:
I would like to be able to go into Membership
Management and be able to change a subscriber's e-mail
address without sending a confirmation to the user. 
I'd rather not have to unsubscribe and resubscribe them
with a different e-mail address.

In my case, I'm taking an old listproc list and moving
the user list wholesale into mailman, and then cleaning
up the resulting mess.


>Comment By: Dennis Behrens (djbehrens)
Date: 2007-09-09 17:06

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I would think the best place for this would be the membership management
page.  There is a checkbox to unsub the subscriber, I would think another
checkbox could be added to edit the subscriber's address.  Then another
page would load to be able to edit the e-mail address, and then there could
be a checkbox on that page to make the change without sending the
subscriber confirmation e-mails.

Also I would think if a change is made on the options page processing that
this could possibly lead to un-intended list config change--and might cause
more problems than it's worth.

The main reason I requested this feature was in migrating an old listproc
list, where a user was subscribed as user at mailhost.somedomain.com their
emails would be stamped as user at somedomain.com or
user at mailhost.xyz.somedomain.com--and obviously mailman would reject their
e-mail postings (as being a list that only subscribers can post to.)


Comment By: Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
Date: 2007-09-09 15:56

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I have some implementation questions.

The simplest way to do this is to check in the options page processing for
authorization by list or site admin and if so, skip the confirmation of an
address change. However, this is a substantive change of behavior and could
be a big surprise for an admin who expected the change to require
confirmation. So is this change in behavior acceptable?

If not, what shoud the UI look like for an address change? Should it still
be on the options page with a note for admins only that it won't be
confirmed or a check box for admins only to bypass confirmation, or should
it be a new function in membership management?


Comment By: NancyS (nes49)
Date: 2007-09-08 12:29

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Yes, please. If the administrator can add someone without their
confirmation, why is a confirmation required for an address change?


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