[Mailman-Users] List administrative commands through e-mail ?

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Dec 10 19:29:43 CET 2004

Robert Hoekstra wrote:
>Is it possible for list administrators to send administrative commands
>through e-mail? I know of member specific commands, but how extensive is
>this possible for list administrative commands?


>The point is that I want to set a large number of lists I maintain to
>'private', so the archives aren't visible to non-members (This is just
>one example, another would be to change admin password for the lists).
>As I am not the only one creating lists, I want to be able to send out
>an e-mail to each list to tell mailman to make the list private.
>This would be way better than to log in to each and every mailing list
>through the web interface and check for that option and set if need be.
>With this I could be able to perform this task on a scheduled basis to
>make sure all lists are marked private. I can also 'teach' everyone to
>do this, but errors are easily made, this setting is easily forgotten,
>and I currently have a history of a large amount of lists I have to
>Alternatively, is there a way to approach mailman to set mailing lists
>options for all lists in a convenient way?

bin/withlist is the tool for this.

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