[Mailman-Users] Switching to UTF-8 and strange unicoded email accounts in member lists
dunkel at calamus.net
Tue Apr 28 21:41:09 CEST 2009
Hello Mark et al.
Please let me note some remarks on my experiences while switching to
UTF-8 for Mailman first:
I have now finally managed to switch my Mailman 2.1.9 to UTF-8. I found
many helpful hints and comments in this mailing list and want to thank
you all for your great work.
But now I ran into that miraculous email encoding error (emails listed
with u'name at domain.tld') which can be detected using withlist as
recommended by Mark, running the Python commands:
$ bin/withlist listname
>>> for mem in m.getMembers():
... print repr(m.getMemberCPAddress(mem))
This indeed listed some strange email addresses and I have NO idea why,
except that I used to use different iso encodings for my own email
I fixed all them by doing this:
a) mailto:listname-request at mydomain.tld who list-password
b) mass unsubscribed ALL members from the relevant list (quietly)
b) mass subscribed ALL members using the who reply list
Then all emails were listed properly when I re-checked everything. Now
all lists run fine (again) and I wonder if the current stable 2.1.12
does already have more "built-in" UTF-8 stuff. Can't wait to update my
Debian Etch server to get my hands on the current Mailman version.
Maybe my notes can help some other Mailman users out there.
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