[Mailman-Users] Admin commands via email
jeff at look.net
Wed Jul 7 01:57:50 CEST 2004
On Jul 6, 2004, at 5:27 PM, malgosia askanas (staff) wrote:
> Brad Knowles wrote:
>>> Hope that helps to explain why an administrative email interface can
>>> be useful.
>> There's no question that an e-mail interface can be useful. The
>> value of this was recognized a long time ago. Mailman does already
>> include an e-mail interface.
> I am sorry if I am being really dense; but what _is_ the
> administrative email
> interface to Mailman? For example, how _can_ a list administrator
> a bunch of listmembers via email? I cannot for the world of me find
> documentation on this.
Send 'help' to the list -request address. You'll receive the command
> I am in the process of deciding whether to move a fairly large
> operation from majordomo to Mailman. Although most of our listowners
> exclusively MajorCool, there are a few -- some with very large lists
> -- who
> do all their subscription and unsubscription operations via email. I
> want to
> be able to tell them how they can do this in Mailman, but I haven't
> been able
> to find out. Yet I see these hope-arousing little hints, such as
> Brad's above,
> that it can be done...
I don't think it can as distributed. Looking through cmd_subscribe and
cmd_unsubscribe I don't see anything specific for administrators. That
said, it shouldn't be too hard to add sub and unsub admin functions
though, and cmd_who should provide the clues to build them.
Actually, I'm kind of surprised no one's done this. If I get some time
over the next few days I might take a stab at it.
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