[Mailman-Users] locate user passwd or resend passwd to user?

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Wed Jun 7 02:14:04 CEST 2006

Jana Nguyen wrote:
>I enable the archive file source for private archive; only current list 
>members can view the archives.  The problem is I migrated the list of 
>members via the command line /bin/add_members  in "quite" mode so the 
>user doesn't have the password to authenticate to view the archive. 
>How or where do I locate the user password or is there a way that I 
>re-send out all email to user with their passwd attached?

Users can request a password reminder email at any time by entering
their email on the listinfo page to go to their options page and then
clicking the "remind" button on the options login page.

Passwords are normally mailed monthly to each user unless you have
disabled this for the list.

You can generate reminders manually by running "cron/mailpasswds -l
listname", but password reminders must be enabled for the list
(General Options->send_reminders = Yes) or they wont be sent for that
list. Also, users can individually turn off auto-mailed passwords, but
anyone who did this had to know their password to do it and presumably
knew what they were doing.

Run "cron/mailpasswds --help" for more info.

Also, "bin/dumpdb lists/<listname>/config.pck" will dump the passwords
along with much other data.

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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