[Mailman-Users] Error checking on bulk subscribe files

Jesse Sanford jesse at seedboxconnect.com
Sat Apr 29 19:42:27 CEST 2006

Hi folks,

I'm learning a lot about Mailman all of a sudden.

I had a user move a list from another provider onto an install on my  
system yesterday.  Instead of uploading a <CR>-delimited file with  
one email address per line, they uploaded a tab-delimited file with a  
tab between each address.  As an added factor, they mistakenly had  
the interface set to send a welcome message.

Interestingly, the effect of this was that no one got subscribed to  
the list because Mailman read every single address as a null email  
address with the actual email address quoted.  Mailman then happily  
proceeded to pass 8,000+ null-addressed welcome messages to my mail  
server, which decided to ignore the quotes and send all the messages  

Is this a bug or a feature? =)

Jesse Sanford <jesse at seedboxconnect.com>
System Designer, Seedbox Connect

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