[Mailman-Users] Showing undisclosed recipients

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Mon Jun 26 17:55:50 CEST 2006

Fabiano Breves wrote:
>I've been looking for information about how to change the of a list. Since I

I'm guessing you mean 'change the name of a list'

>couldn't find anything easier than creating a new list and importing the
>users from the old one,

If you have access to the server, you can do the following

mv lists/old lists/new
mv archives/private/old archives/private/new
mv archives/private/old.mbox archives/private/new.mbox
mv archives/private/new.mbox/old.mbox archives/private/new.mbox/new.mbox

Then go to the web admin interface for the 'new' list and change the
real_name from 'Old' to 'New'.

At this point, everything is OK except the 'more information about this
list' links on some archive pages will still point to the 'old' list
which doesn't exist. You can fix those manually or rebuild the archive

bin/arch --wipe new

If you don't have access to the server, you have to do what you did.

>I've thinking of how can I do to the users in the
>list do not see the list main address on the TO: field, besides that I would
>like them to see their own e-mail address or the undisclosed recipients
>message. Is that possible ?

If this is an announcement list, and you do all the posting, you could
post with Bcc: to the list. This requires you to set Privacy
options...->Recipient filters->require_explicit_destination to No or
the post will be held for implicit destination (unless you are using
an Approved: header to post).

If you see the personalize option on the Non-digest options page, you
can set it to Full and Mailman will put the recipient's address in
To:. If you don't see this option, you need access to the server to put


in mm_cfg.py to make it appear.

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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