[Mailman-Users] Re: add fields to general list information page?

G James Jones gjjones1 at usi.edu
Fri Dec 10 16:02:13 CET 2004

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> On Thu, 2004-12-09 at 02:49 +0100, mailman-users-request at python.org
> wrote:
> > I apologize in advance if this has been answered recently, but after
> > searching the faq, mail-archive.com, etc for nearly an hour I have not been
> > able to find the answer to this.
> > 
> > Can additional fields (besides name, email, I would like to add "Title" and
> > "Company") be added to the General List Information page of a mailing list
> > and if so how?
> > 
> > TIA,
> > 

I couldn't find the response where you mentioned trying to use these
fields to make sure that a competitor wasn't joining the list, so I am
answering the original.

I would be hesitant, in your shoes, to trust this as a way to keep
competitors out.  If they are signing up for the list from a publicly
facing/available page - you'll have your work cut out for you.

I would suggest that your maintainer just invites known people to the
list and maintains it that way.

Sure there will be overhead, but you'll also have more control over

We have lists that students are required to use as part of their
classes.  A file is dumped from our student system showing their
preferred contact email address.  This file is then loaded by the list
maintainer into the appropriate list through the mailman interface.
These lists do not accept public subscriptions and we know that the
email addresses are valid through another source that requires

CRM software that maintains email addresses of your potential users and
can export that info into a file that is regularly uploaded into Mailman
might be a better solution.

> > 
> > Brad
> > 
> > 

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