[Mailman-Users] Listserv wide announcements?

John Wofford jwofford at mste.uiuc.edu
Tue Aug 12 15:37:25 CEST 2003

> On Tue, 2003-08-12 at 07:55, John Wofford wrote:
>> I run reasonably large mailman list server, and I've recently been
>> doing some upgrades.  I've been on a time crunch or I wouldn't have
>> pushed this to get to the point I'm in without knowing this, but here
>> is my situation:
>> Our list server runs with qmail, and as the alias creation has always
>> been a bit of a pain, we decided to go with the mailman-to-qmail.py
>> contrib script and migrate our lists over to an dedicated domain.  The
>> problem is this, I now need to notify everyone on ~50 lists that the
>> e-mail address has now changed.  This is somewhat urgent, as I don't
>> want people to get too many bounced e-mails before they figure it out.
>>  Is there a nice, clean, and preferably easy way to send out an
>> announcement to the *entire* listserve?  Any other suggestions?
>> Many thanks,
>> -John
> You'll have to send the message out to each list (as a valid member of
> each list).
> I hope you aren't discarding the old email addresses for the list.
> Instead, simply alias your old lists addresses to the new addresses -
> forward the traffic on to the new list names.
> You will have to do maintenance to each existing list (since you are
> changing the mailing address), as part of that maintenance add the old
> and new email addresses as valid implicit addresses for the list.
> Good Luck - Jon Carnes

Thanks for the prompt response.  Of course, not entirely what I wanted to
hear, but good to know what I have to do at least.  I didn't have any
option with the old domain, so hopefully a mass mailing will do the trick.


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