[Mailman-Users] Unsubscribing users without notification

Jon Carnes jonc at haht.com
Tue Nov 13 00:29:52 CET 2001

First of all, you should let Mailman remove users who are bouncing
excessively.  Check out the admin options for this and modify if necessary.
This is not a task that you should be worrying about - that is why you use

If you really want to catch the traffic for an unsubscribe then turn off
your MTA (Sendmail, or whatever) then do the unsubscribe.  Delete the
created message out of your queue. Turn your MTA back on.
There are also various MTA add-ons that will let you catch the traffic
before it leaves your site.

Jon Carnes
----- Original Message -----
From: "J. Frederick Ball OEF" <fball at franciscans.com>
To: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2001 6:06 PM
Subject: [Mailman-Users] Unsubscribing users without notification

> Is there a way (running Mailman 2.0.7) to remove a user from a list
> *without* allowing a message to go out to that person?  I have two
> instances where this would be helpful.
> One is a case where sendmail reports "Can not check MX records for
> recipient host domainname.com" and Mailman has been trying to deliver the
> message forever.  The other is a case where somehow, probably in a mass
> subscription, someone was subscribed with use at domain.ne as the address --
> that is, it should have been "net" not "ne" -- and I want to remove that
> person from the list.  Obviously, it is pointless to mail a notification
> such action to a bad address.
> Ideas?
> Fred Ball
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