[Mailman-Users] Problems unsubscribing people

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Sat Feb 15 05:30:17 CET 2003

Interesting... You need to unsubscribe the folks with the initial ' in
front of their names.  Try escaping the quote with a \ in front of it:
  ~mailman/bin/remove_members <listname> "\'neil at domain.com"

If that doesn't work then use a small program using withlist to try and
remove the bad email addresses.  There was an example program sent just
yesterday that did something very similar (and it worked).

I'll wager that you can't add the user again since the address matches
the one with the single quote in front - as the single quote would be
ignored by the compare when Mailman does a search to see if the person
is already subscribed.

Good luck - Jon Carnes

On Fri, 2003-02-14 at 12:21, Janice Leong wrote:
> I currently have several email addresses listed in the admin site that have
> single quotes around them.  I would like to unsubscribe these members and
> subscribe them again using correct email addresses.  Yet when I go to
> unsubscribe them, I get an "Error unsubscribing" message showing all the
> members from that page with "Not subscribed" written next to them.  If I try
> to simply subscribe them using the proper email addresses, I get a
> "Successfully subscribed" message initially, but when I log out and go back
> into admin, their names are not there.  Any reason why this would be and how
> I can resolve this problem?
> Janice Leong, Web Production Manager
> NetEffect Communications - www.neteffect.ca <http://www.neteffect.ca/>
> janice at neteffect.ca <mailto:janice at neteffect.ca>
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