[Mailman-Users] Automatic creation of new lists

Frederik Questier fquestie at vub.ac.be
Wed Sep 13 17:44:47 CEST 2006

Op Wednesday 13 September 2006 13:30, schreef Frederik Questier:
> Hi,
> for our University I want to setup automatically mailinglists for each
> course and study year (some 10.000 mailing lists).
> I wonder, is something available for this aim?
> I could adapt newlist to make it non-interactive
> and script it with add_members,
> but probably some of you did this already or have a better idea?
> The setup that I have in mind/development is:
> - mailman on Debian Linux with exim4
> - Setup a default config for new lists in mm_cfg.py
>   (drop welcome message, setup one owner, ...)
> - From the database: create files with the listnames as filename and the
> email addresses as contents.
> - From these filenames: create new lists with a kind of adapted
> newlist???
> - Run add_members for each list 
> Who knows or has such adapted non-interactive newlist,
> or has a better idea alltogether?

OK, I found that newlist can be used non-interactively by supplying all it 
needs on the command line. Pretty sweet.

I guess the above described setup is the best way to go?

I'll publish a HOWTO for such automated setups when I'm ready.

Frederik Questier

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