[Mailman-Users] Basic question of new list admin: how do i view a list of subscri bers?

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Wed Sep 14 23:13:41 CEST 2005

At 4:22 PM -0400 2005-09-14, Bryant, Deb (LNG-BET) wrote:

>  I inherited the job of list admin for our mailman listserv.  I did not
>  inherit any documentation or training, however.  I'm fumbling along OK, but
>  cannot for the life of me figure out how to view (ideally download) a
>  complete list of subscribers.

	Without making changes to the Mailman source code, or changing 
the defaults that ship with Mailman, you can't do this from the web 
admin interface, unless you've got a really small list.  Even if you 
do change the defaults (so as to display more members on a page), 
that's still just going to be presented the same way as the 
information you already see -- probably not what you're looking for.

	To get the kind of information you want, you pretty much have to 
telnet or ssh in to the server and use the command-line interface. 
You're looking for the command "list_members".  Go to the Mailman FAQ 
Wizard at <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?> and search for 

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