[Mailman-Users] Fwd: subscribing with settings maintained

Ashley M. Kirchner ashley at pcraft.com
Tue Jul 24 21:46:11 CEST 2001

Clarisse Bradford wrote:

> Please help. We are transferring a mailing list and would like to be able
> to keep the users' mail delivery settings in place when we upload (mass
> subscribe) the addresses. Can someone provide the command to do this?
> This format doesn't work:
>     email at someaddress.com,digest
> because the program thinks it is a Hostile Address (illegal characters)

    I did this in two steps:

    Step one: dump appropriate members in separate files
        - regular members first
          bin/list_members -o regular_members.txt -r -p <listname>

        - digest members next
          bin/list_members -o digest_members.txt -d -p <listname>

    Step two: import them on the new list (machine if need be)
        - regular members first
          bin/add_members -n regular_members.txt -c n -w n <listname>
          (I don't need the latter two msgs to be sent out)

        - digest members next
          bin/add_members -d digest_members.txt -c n -w n <listname>

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