[Mailman-Users] Changing the subscribers moderation flag

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Dec 6 02:08:08 CET 2007

Kory Wheatley wrote:
>Every week we have a Mailman Mailing list that automatically has the 
>subscribers refreshed with a list in a file.  There's a step that I 
>would like to add in this automated process and wonder if its possible.  
>Would it be possible to write a procedure to uncheck the moderate flag 
>in the mailing list for seven email subscriber addresses which are 
>authorized to send to the list?  We only want a selected number to be 
>able to send emails without moderation but this has to be done to these 
>7 email addresses once a week after the list is refreshed with the 
>automated new subscriber list.

The easy answer is use bin/sync_members to refresh the list and you won't have
this problem.

>Can I use "withlist" and a python script 
>to do this.  I've written Python scripts but for this one I don't know 
>what options to change on the users subscribed configuration.

See <http://www.msapiro.net/scripts/set_mod.py> (mirrored at

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