[Mailman-Users] Stupid newbie request

Bob Landman rlandman at hlinstruments.com
Sun Aug 27 18:24:10 CEST 2006

Not true Mark.  My list has that option turned off and I checked A,B,C list pages and none of the subcribers had that box checked.

And as for running a script - how can I do that when I don't have command line authority as Mailman for me is hosted by a commercial website?  How do I run such a script (provided I can find someone to write it for me)?


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Sapiro [mailto:msapiro at value.net] 
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2006 12:13 PM
To: rlandman at hlinstruments.com;mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Stupid newbie request

Bob Landman wrote:

>Peter Green
>Fri, 18 Aug 2006 02:44:54 -0700 wrote....
>Apologies for this, but...
>I can't get my lists to return a list of those members subscribed to 
>them. I have followed the email commands in the FAQ and get replies 
>saying that my command 'WHO' has been run, but I don't get a list in 
>the way that I am used to with Listerver.
>You should not apologize; it's not a dumb question at all.  I know several intelligent IT people who have tried and failed to do this (not me - I'm no IT genius - I'm an EE not a software guru).  I've been managing Mailman lists for several years.  Every experiment I've tried to elicit a list of members has failed.  
>I did as instructed and sent in the body of the mail "who password" to mylist-request at mylist.net and what came back was my who request, but no list of members.

The most likely reason for this is that all your list members are 'hidden', in turn because the "General Options->Default options for new members joining this list" setting includes "Conceal the member's address"

>Also note that the FAQ also later on says:
>"- Visit the admin Membership Management...->Membership List pages one by one and copy/paste/edit the results."

And the paragraph following that contains links to scripts that automate the process.

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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