# [Mailman-Users] Remove sender from list?

Alan alvsky at gmail.com
Thu May 11 08:42:50 CEST 2006

Thanks guys for having enough patience with me. It helped me a lot.

Alan

Mark Sapiro wrote:
> alan wrote:
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>> First, what is MUA? (Sorry, but I'm quite new in using mailing lists.)
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>> Second, the reason I'm bothering you all with this is to avoid sending big
>> attachments back to the user and save him the trouble of seing mail again,
>> as you said. But I have no trouble sending him the indication of reposting.
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> OK. That seems like a good reason.
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>> Now, since I'm a newbee, can you please explain this to me in more simpla
>> way.
>> This is What I understood:
>> asumming user is "user1" and list is "123"
>> To: 123;
>> Cc:user1;
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> Yes, that's what I meant.
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>> I am using Thunderbird (or OE sometimes) as a mail client to post to the
>> list.
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>>> your MUA which will send the Cc:, post the message directly with
>>> sendmail or equivalent, sending the envelope to the list only.
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> This is the tricky part. Of course, if you just sent the message
> defeating the attempt to spare the user from receiving it again.
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> This may be more trouble than it's worth, but what you'd need to do in
> Tbird is compose/forward/whatever the entire post, addressed as above,
> but instead of sending it, save it as a draft (you can't save it
> directly as a file because that only saves the 'body'). Then open the
> draft and save that as a file.
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> Now you have a file containing the raw message with headers including
> the Cc: user1. Now you need to deliver that message to a mail server
> with a recipient of *only* the list. Then it will be sent to the list
> only, and Mailman will see the Cc: user1 and not send it to user1
> assuming user1 has 'avoid dups' set in her options.
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> This last step is not easy in a MS Windows environment. If you have a
> mail client that supports a 'resend' or 'redirect' operation, you
> could open the message with that client and 'resend' it to the list,
> but I don't think either MSOE or Tbird will do this.
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> The following is a minimal python script that can do this.
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> import sys
> import smtplib
> SMTPHOST = 'mail.example.com'
> SMTPPORT = 25
> SMTP_USERNAME = 'you at example.com'
> fp = open(sys.argv[1])
> fp.close()
> rcpts = [sys.argv[2]]
> x = smtplib.SMTP()
> x.connect(SMTPHOST,SMTPPORT)
> x.sendmail(env,rcpts,msg)
> x.quit()
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> To use the above, you first have to install python
> <http://www.python.org/> on your Windows computer. Then save the above
> script in the file 'sendmail.py'. Then in a command window, give the
> command
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> python path\to\sendmail.py path\to\saved\message 123 at example.com
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> This will send the saved message to 123 at example.com only, even though
> the saved message contains a Cc: user1 header.
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> Certain obvious things need to be changed in the above script. Also,
> this will only work with an SMTP server that uses user/password
> authorization.
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