[Mailman-Users] Admin unsubscribe members by e-mail

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Nov 4 17:25:59 CET 2004

Allen Watson wrote:

>I have a situation in which I frequently need to manually unsubscribe some
>members from my list--usually triggered by some incoming message such as an
>unrecognized bounce. Instead of going to the list's admin page and using
>"Mass Unsubscribe", or looking up the member and checking the unsub box, I
>would like to be able to unsubscribe them by e-mail using an admin password,
>such as:
>    unsubscribe joe at aol.com pwd=AdminPwd
>Reason: I want to partially automate the unsub process using AppleScript.
>The documentation describes the unsubscribe command like this:
>    unsubscribe [password] [address=<address>]
>Can I use that with the admin password and "address=joe at aol.com"?

If the list's unsubscribe_policy is set to require admin approval, no
password is required in the unsubscribe e-mail command, but then you
have to approve the unsubscribe on the web so this probably doesn't
work for you.

Currently, only the users' password works; the list admin password

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