[Mailman-Users] Integrating external database of email addresses

Ron Jarrell jarrell at vt.edu
Fri Aug 27 16:15:28 CEST 1999

At 03:12 AM 8/27/99 -0700, you wrote:
>I don't think this is possible with Mailman, but it is worth checking.

>Right now, we have multiple Mailman mailing lists.  One for all customers.
>One for customers that have the XYZ service.  One for customers that have
>the ABC service.  Many customers are on multiple lists.
>Managing all of these lists is extremely cumbersome.  Customers can add and
>remove services at any time.  We then have to manually add and remove them
>from the appropriate mailing lists.
>Any suggestions on how to manage this better?  We are considering just
>adding a mailing feature to our database application and not using a mailing
>list.  But that might not be very efficient.

Take a look at ~mailman/bin/sync_members

You can set up a cron job to dump your database to a set of
flat files that are just lists of addresses, then use sync_members to match
the mm databases to those files..

Or use it as a basis to customize into your own update script.

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