[Mailman-Users] batch updates to mail lists?
jonc at nc.rr.com
Fri Oct 4 00:00:53 CEST 2002
Yes. I've automated this before at a company that used the database in
a very similar way. You can dump out the email addresses into a text
file - and only the email addresses - one email address per line. Then
use the Mailman command-line commands to sync up the list with the text
You can get the text file on a Linux box several ways: making direct
ODBC calls to the database, or having the server dump it out to the
Linux box running Samba.
I also scanned the unsubscribe's that came into the list and passed
those back in a text file for the admin to play with.
Good Luck - Jon Carnes
On Mon, 2002-09-30 at 16:18, Bob Treitman wrote:
> Question: Can list administrators do batch replacements of
> the entire mailing list membership list?
> I'm considering using Mailman to distribute email newsletters
> to an organization whose email addresses are stored in a
> database. For several reasons, I don't want people (un)subscribing
> from Mailman; instead, I want to make sure that their email
> addresses are disabled in the database, and then the list
> administrator will replace the existing Mailman list with a
> completely new list generated from the database in plain text
> or any other format.
> The reasons:
> 1. As people are removed from the database, I need to make sure
> that their email addresses are removed from the Mailman list.
> 2. I need to minimize the administrative effort, and since we
> need to make the changes in the database, I would rather not
> duplicate the work by editing the Mailman list.
> Bob Treitman bob at softpro.com
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