[Mailman-Users] Backing up E-mail addresses in Mailman v 2.1.6

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Jan 26 06:02:40 CET 2006

dan at thefoldmusic.com wrote:

>Ok, I really appreciate the effort, but I don't know what a cronjob is. Can you explain what steps I need to take on a PC to get to this point: 
>I apologize, but I am TRULY just learning about this. A total novice.

I suspect that you have neither shell access nor the ability to set up
cron jobs on the host server, so the information in the above FAQ is
not useful to you. The material you quoted pointed to a post from me
which may help, but this comes up all the time and there are many
posts in the archives of this list on this topic.

In particular, see
for a summary of options that I think apply in your case.

Of these options, scripting the web interface may be the best, but it
will be slow for 14,000+ members. The email "who" command may do the
job if you don't have hidden members. To use the web script, you have
to install Python on your PC <http://www.python.org/download/>, and
then you can just run the script.

Another thing you might consider if this is just a one time shot is
asking the host service to run 'bin/list_members' for you and put the
result where you can download it or email it to you.

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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