[Mailman-Users] Munged addresses

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Oct 18 17:53:11 CEST 2005

Robert Morse wrote:

>On 10/18/05 8:12 AM, "Mark Sapiro" <msapiro at value.net> wrote:
>> Robert Morse wrote:
>> Is this 'stock' Mailman, or does this list use a custom MemberAdaptor?
>Stock as far as I know. Never heard of MemberAdaptor. It's a cpanel instal
>of Mailman.

See http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq06.011.htp

>>> You can see that there is an actual email address in there, which when
>>> searched on returns a valid address. I would like to get rid of these munged
>>> addresses, but when I check the box to unsubscribe them, I get a message
>>> back that says the subscriber is not listed. Some are much longer, some ae
>>> shorter. Any way I can get rid of these things?

I think I understand now. Apparently at one time someone attempted a
mass subscribe from a file or list that contained more than just real
names and e-mail addresses and you got a bunch of bad addresses
subscribed. They appear first in the membership list because they
begin with '#' or other characters that sort before 'a'. The actual
e-mail address was ultimately subscribed and is a list member, but you
still have these other bad member 'addresses'.

See http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq03.013.htp

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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