[Mailman-Users] Re: mass delete

David Smead smead at amplepower.com
Fri Jun 2 07:48:23 CEST 2000


I installed Mailman recently, and am generally very impressed.  Presently,
my list is very small, however, there are members without web access, as
strange as that may seem.  They are familiar with email
subscribe/unsubscribe features or majordomo.

It seems reasonable to add these features, as well as admin functions that
would accept a mass subscribe/delete email list of addresses.  I can
handle the Python issues to do this, but at the moment I'm stuck on a
system issue on Red Hat 6.1.

I have a simple script to receive mail and the script does get called when
a message arrives, however, I haven't found the magic ownership/permission
settings that let that script open a file to save the message in.

I'm open to suggestions.


David Smead

On Thu, 1 Jun 2000, Jason Wright wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 01, 2000 at 07:24:12PM -0700, Dan Mick spewed forth:
> > Clearly, you don't want them coming to you every day, but how
> > often do you need to do "mass delete"?
> Often enough that our overworked I.S. department couldn't give good
> enough turnaround on them.  Which is why we gave them control over
> subscriptions of these lists in the first place.
> > If mass-delete is a common enough operation, it should be part of
> > the web page, ideally, I agree.  I don't think it's very common;
> > I think it's much more common to "remove 5 bozos", and the
> > web page allows that nicely.
> To be fair, a significant number of membership changes are removal of
> bouncing addresses and I know that Mailman has features which will greatly
> help in dealing with this.  I plan on moving my first good sized list
> (8000 subscribers, half of them digest, open discussion, 50+ posts/day)
> to Mailman relatively soon and once I do that I'll have a much better
> feel for how well the bounce detection works.
> It would still be nice to be able to enter addresses to unsubscribe into a
> textbox rather than having to find the right checkbox.
> PeeWee
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