[Mailman-Users] New Mailman Administrator Questions
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
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
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