[Mailman-Users] Question

Ed Greenberg edg at greenberg.org
Tue May 18 00:16:27 CEST 2004

I'm not sure how this would protect members who had opted out from being 
added again though.


--On Monday, May 17, 2004 8:32 PM +0200 Hilton J Ralphs 
<mailman-users at think.co.za> wrote:

> Quoting Randy Johnson <rjohnson at paperlesspractice.com>:
>> I would like to see it work like this:
>> 1.  I download file from CRM software of emails.
>> 2.  I upload them or cut an paste to mailman
>> 3.  if the email is already in the list it does not add them again and if
>> they chose to opt out before it would not add them again as well.
>> 4.  Also if the email is bad it would be nice if it would not add it to
>> mailman as well.
>> Would mailman be able to accommodate the above?
> Mailman has a program called sync_members that will do exactly what you
> require. You could get clever and automate the CRM extraction to the same
> file  every time, conveniently placed on a share accessible to mailman.
> Then set-up a crontab job to sync that file with the mailman database. It
> will  remove mailman users that don't appear on the list and add new ones
> accordingly.
> Should work to the tee.
> --
> Regards
> Hilton
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