[Mailman-Users] Getting users off old listserv

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Mar 6 17:17:51 CET 2007

Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
>It should be transparent to the subscribers, until they want to

Except if the list posting address has to change. In this case, what we
did is announce the impending changes on the old list, and announce
the change again on the new list immediately after cutover. Then we
moderated all the members on the old list (at lists.topica.com).
Unfortunately, Topica doesn't have a facility for autoresponding to a
moderated post, so we did that manually, but it wasn't a lot of volume.

BTW, if anyone is interested in scripts to extract membership data and
archives from the Topica web interface, there are a couple at
<http://veenet.value.net/~msapiro/scripts/> (mirror

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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