[Mailman-Users] remove_members without notification?

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Fri Feb 7 08:34:48 CET 2003

I've used ~mailman/bin/sync_members in several scripts for a few years now.
It works great!  And you can turn off the notices so folks don't know that
you are mucking about with the list membership.

Good Luck - Jon Carnes
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sebastian Talmon" <sebastian at talmon.net>
To: "Warren Woodward" <scratch at xmission.com>
Cc: <Mailman-Users at python.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 9:58 AM
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] remove_members without notification?

> Hello Warren Woodward,
> > One of our hosted lists has ~5500 members, and
> > the list admin needs to upload a whole new, audited list of addresses.
> > Seeing as most of the members will be readded immediately, we'd like to
> > avoid the confusion of having them all sent unsubscription notices.
> maybe sync_members (in the bin/-directory) is a good tool to try...
> I by myself had not used it till now, but the description sounds good:
> -------------------------
> Synchronize a mailing list's membership with a flat file.
> This script is useful if you have a Mailman mailing list and a sendmail
> :include: style list of addresses (also as is used in Majordomo).  For
> address in the file that does not appear in the mailing list, the address
> added.  For every address in the mailing list that does not appear in the
> file, the address is removed.  Other options control what happens when an
> address is added or removed.
> -------------------------
> greetings
> Sebastian
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