[Mailman-Users] Two questions

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Wed Sep 5 17:08:36 CEST 2007

Michael Anderson wrote:
>> On Sep 5, 2007, at 7:52 AM, Michael Anderson wrote:
>>> 1. Is there a way to mass unsubscribe all the members of a 5k list?
>> bin/list_members $LISTNAME > your_list_members # (this will create a
>> file with the members' addresses)
>> bin/remove_members $LISTNAME < your_list_members # (this will use the
>> newly-created file to remove the addresses)
>Is there a way to do this with the web interface in Mailman? I'm no command
>line proficient enough.

Go to the list's roster
<http://www.example,com/mailman/roster/listname>, copy the list and
paste it into the list's Mass remove page

Then remove the remaining (hidden) members via the Membership list page

>>> 2. I need to send a broadcast message to about 4K addresses. Just a
>>> one-time
>>> announcement. Should I use Mailman for this? I'm not sure how to
>>> set up a
>>> broadcast-only list.
>> Have you set the list up already? You could just create a new,
>> moderated list and not let anyone else post to it.
>This is how I did it last time but I thought there was maybe a specific kind
>of list for broadcasting announcements. Thanks

but that's overkill for a one time announcement.

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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