[Mailman-Users] Bulk update of list member names?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Oct 8 16:50:51 CEST 2008

Barry Finkel wrote:
>>If one has an existing mailing list with just email addresses,
>>is there any procedure available to bulk-update the list membership
>>with the subscribers' names (short of unsubscribing and re-subscribing
>>the list members)?
>>The "set" email command does not appear to have an option to
>>change the name field.
>>I'm looking for a procedure that does not require shell access on
>>the list sever, if possible.
>Will this work?
>     1) Create a file that contains all of the subscribers with names:
>            user at example.com    (John Z. User)
>     2) Run sync_members on the Mailman machine.


sync_members makes no changes to an existing list member whose address
is in the input.

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