[Mailman-Users] Subscription modifications by admin

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sat Oct 6 18:31:25 CEST 2007

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Frédéric Mantegazza wrote:
> When the admin (me) makes modifications on email adresses, a confirmation 
> is needed by the user. Is it possible to turn this off?


> I want to be able 
> to manage email lists whithout any confirmation from users (they are not 
> all very familiar with lists, and I think it will be the same using 
> sync_members command).

The normal command line tool to change a member's address is
clone_member, but this too requires confirmation.

If you are managing the user's subscriptions in such a way that they all
have default options, you can effectively change a member's address
without confirmation by removing the old address and adding the new.
This can be done via the web admin Mass Removal and Mass Subscription
pages or the command line remove_members, add_members or sync_members tools.

Also, there is a withlist script to change a member's address at
(mirror at <http://fog.ccsf.edu/~msapiro/scripts/change_member_address.py>

There are two RFEs requesting the ability for an admin to change a
member's address via the web without confirmation at

> I also noticed that even if I turn on the "Change globally" checkbox, the 
> adress is not modified in other lists. Is that normel?

Yes. Only the user or the site admin (not the list admin) can make
global changes for a user.

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