[Mailman-Users] list member email address format issues

John Harkin jh at harkin.net
Thu Nov 12 01:10:56 CET 1998

Thanks, Scott!

I managed to add some subscribers with embedded spaces in their addresses.
Parts of mailman will take that, and parts blow up.  I could not remove
them from the list until I ran your script and converted them to something


At 2:58 PM -0800 11/11/98, Scott wrote:
>we just had the same problem here.  It looks like convert_list and
>what not need to be a little more robust about what exactly gets
>In order to change the subscriptions, you have to either write a
>script, or interact with the list manually to fix this without
>unsubscribing/resusbscribing everyone.  This could be a pain.  Another
>alternative is to delete the list then re run convert_list or whatever
>you ran originally with just the names and nothing else.
>I've attached a script that should fix all such addresses, just put it
>in your $prefix/bin directory, chmod it, and run it.
>Please note the printed output to make sure that it does exactly what
>you want.

John Harkin
Internet Network and Systems Consulting
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