[Mailman-Users] mass edit of subscriber addresses

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Oct 26 18:32:11 CEST 2007

Juan Miscaro wrote:

>Is it possible to perform a mass edit of subscribers for a certain
>I found in my postfix logs about 20 such messages:
>warning: Illegal address syntax from localhost[] in RCPT
>command: <user at example.com&nbsp>
>Notice the '&nbsp' at the end of the recipient's address.  I have no
>idea how that happened.
>Is there any way to correct the situation on the command line?

  bin/clone_member -r user at example.com&nbsp user at example.com

You could also specify the '-l listname' to restrict the search/change
to a single list, but other than the additional processing to search
all lists, there is no problem not specifying a list.

See bin/clone_member --help

You could run a bunch of these commands in a shell script.

Possibly these addresses were originally copied from a list in an HTML
email and pasted into mass subscribe and that's how the &nbsp was
picked up.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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