[Mailman-Users] Backing up your mailing list

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Wed Jan 4 07:54:03 CET 2006

Hujjah 313 wrote:
>Is there a feature on mailman whereby we can backup our mailing list on hard 
>Its quite necessary to have a hard copy of your list when dealing with 
>10,000+ emails where people constantly want to subscribe and unsubscribe.

I'm not sure I understand what you want. The list configuration,
membership and member options are all saved in
lists/listname/config.pck. You can make periodic copies of that file
as a backup in case of failure. You can also use bin/list_members to
make a copy of the membership list in a plain text file.

If your list is hosted elsewhere, and you don't have access to these
tools/files, you can use the email 'who' command to get a (possibly
incomplete) member list, or you can script the web interface as
suggested at

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