[Mailman-Users] Mailman/Database connections

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Sat Dec 29 07:02:38 CET 2001

On Fri, 28 Dec 2001 09:57:47 -0500 
Michelle Murrain <tech at murrain.net> wrote:

> Hi Folks, Has anyone set up a system to synchronize in any way a
> SQL database (like PostgreSQL or MySQL) and a mailman mailing
> list? If so, how did you do it? Any code available? Is there a way
> to use a SQL database as the subscriber list for mailman?

There's been some discussion of such, IIRC with a couple scripts to
handle the synchronisation.

> If a tool like this does not exist, would it be of help to anyone
> here if I built one? (FYI, I am a Perl programmer primarily, so it
> will be a perl-based tool).

You'd do better to write a plugin for Mailman 2.1 (which allows you
to store the membership rolls in an external backing store, if given
the appropriate plugin).

J C Lawrence                
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