[Mailman-Users] Subscribe/Unsubscribe remotely by admin
dennis.black at ualberta.ca
Wed Nov 30 20:01:07 CET 2005
Quoting Rae <rae at gitchee.com>:
> Okay, so the better way would be not to use the adminpasswd in the
> command but a userpasswd instead.
> I tried to run the command as designated in the link below but it
> does not work as expected.
>> It is not possible by email. There are comand line tools
>> bin/add_members and bin/remove_members that can do what you want if
>> you can run them from your automated process, or you can 'post' to the
>> admin mass (un)subscribe function as discussed in the archives of this
>> list, e.g., the thread beginning at
Rae, the following works for me, and requires procmail.
A remote server sends an email message from a web form, and my Mailman
server handles the request. I have to substitute a real listname for 'list'
below because I have about 15 lists that do this.
list-special: "|/usr/local/bin/procmail -m /etc/procmail/.list.procmailrc"
# Remote script writes a From of someone at somewhere.com
* ^From: .*someone at somewhere.com
* ^.*approve PassWord
* ^approve PassWord subscribe
| grep ' subscribe' | sed -e s/.*=//g >> /tmp/list-subs; \
chmod 666 /tmp/list-subs
* ^approve Password unsubscribe
| grep ' unsubscribe' | sed -e s/.*=//g >> /tmp/list-unsubs; \
chmod 666 /tmp/list-unsubs
# execute only if previous didn't match
# mail leftovers to owner
|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman owner list
# Each hour, sub or unsub users from external web pages.
25,50 * * * * /usr/local/bin/hourly-cron 2>&1 > /dev/null
# Once an hour, check /tmp/list-subs and -unsubs and act appropo.
if [ -s /tmp/list-subs ]; then
/usr/local/mailman/bin/add_members -r /tmp/list-subs list
cat /dev/null > /tmp/list-subs
if [ -s /tmp/list-unsubs ]; then
/usr/local/mailman/bin/remove_members -f /tmp/list-unsubs list
cat /dev/null > /tmp/list-unsubs
Dennis Black SysAdmin, Internet Applications
Academic Information and Communication Technologies (AICT, formerly CNS)
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