[Mailman-Developers] Subscriber list

John W. Baxter jwblist at olympus.net
Mon Sep 15 02:04:55 EDT 2003

On 9/13/2003 18:45, "Phil Barnett" <philb at philb.us> wrote:

> On Saturday 06 September 2003 6:15 pm, manuyamin at SAFe-mail.net wrote:
>> I would like to retrieve my complete list of subscriber (i'm using mailman)
>> in a text file but i don't know how to do it, can someone help me please ?
>> (i've more than 20000 subscribers)
>> Thank you very much (sorry for my poor english talking, i'm french)
> /home/mailman/bin/list_members listname > ./listname.out

The above is the reply we always see to this question, on mailman-developers
and on mailman-users, but it is impractical for some fraction of the list
administrators out there.

Either the email help command is out of date, or the list can be retrieved
from email *without* having to bother some curmudgeonly sysadmin (such as
myself).  The help command says:

    who password
        See everyone who is on this mailing list.  The roster is limited to
        list administrators and moderators only; you must supply the list
        admin or moderator password to retrieve the roster.

I just checked...the command works for me...for a smallish list (under 70


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