[Mailman-Users] New Mailman Administrator Questions

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Feb 25 18:05:37 CET 2005

At 12:42 PM +0000 2005-02-25, Mike Lyne wrote:

>  Question 1 - Is there a way to add large numbers of email addresses as
>  List members to Mailman easily and quickly in one, or a few, simple
>  actions?

	There are the command-line tools.  See 

>  Question 2 - Can email addresses be added singly (as Members of the
>  List, not using the nonmember options in the List Administration area)
>  to the Mailman List by an Administrator by email as per majordomo?

	The e-mail interface to Mailman is limited.  What functionality 
in this area that does exist, is primarily aimed towards the users 
being able to interact with the system via e-mail, as opposed to the 

	I would encourage you to look through the List Manager 
documentation at <http://www.list.org/admins.html>, and the Site 
Administrator documentation at <http://www.list.org/site.html>.

>  Question 3 - Could a Membership Number Field be added to the Mailman
>  Web Sign up form?  If so, would it show up in the List Admin or
>  Moderator Approval system if subscribe_policy is set to approval?

	Not without making changes to the Python code.

>  Last of all, we already have a "Members Only" section of our website
>  which needs the Members to "log in" using username and password so this
>  automatically validates their Membership and their right to be there.
>  Question 4 - Can the Web Interface for signing up for the various Lists
>  be customised so that a Members Only Mailing List sign-up web page is
>  only accessible in a Members Only directory/area of the website yet the
>  Public List is in a (different) Public directory/area of the Website?

	You could probably make Python code changes to support that, yes.

	While you're at it, I'd recommend taking a look at the various 
entries in the Mailman FAQ Wizard at 
<http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py>, and you should also 
search the archives of the mailing list (see 

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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