[Mailman-Users] Double '@' in member mail address; can't remove this address (Solved)

Rolf E. Sonneveld R.E.Sonneveld at sonnection.nl
Fri Sep 28 16:57:16 CEST 2007

Rolf E. Sonneveld wrote:
> Hi,
> a user has subscribed via the web interface, making a typo in the mail 
> address. The address subscribed is something like 
> First.Last@@domain.com. When I try to remove that address, I get an 
> error (no matter whether I use the admin web interface to remove the 
> address, or whether I try it from the command line). From the command 
> line, I get:
> bash-2.05# ./remove_members maillist First.Last@@domain.com
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "./remove_members", line 186, in <module>
>    main()
>  File "./remove_members", line 176, in main
>    admin_notif, userack)
>  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 1014, in 
> ApprovedDeleteMember
>    self.removeMember(emailaddr)
>  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/OldStyleMemberships.py", line 220, 
> in removeMember
>    self.__assertIsMember(member)
>  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/OldStyleMemberships.py", line 113, 
> in __assertIsMember
>    raise Errors.NotAMemberError, member
> Mailman.Errors.NotAMemberError: First.Last@
> no matter whether I enclose the mail address in single-quotes, 
> double-quotes, no-quotes-at-all or whether I use regexp format to 
> escape the dots and/or the at-signs. When I try to remove the address 
> via the admin web interface I get:
>          Error Unsubscribing:
>    * First.Last@@domain.com -- Not subscribed
> Is there any other way to remove this address from the list?

Just came across the sync_members tool. I created a file with a list of 
all members, but left out the address with the double '@'. Then I ran 
the sync_members tool against that file, and Mailman correctly removed 
that one address.

Sorry to have bothered you.

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