[Mailman-Users] Web interface automation

Brian Carpenter brian at emwd.com
Thu Jan 15 18:00:29 CET 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailman-users-bounces+brian=emwd.com at python.org [mailto:mailman-
> users-bounces+brian=emwd.com at python.org] On Behalf Of Krešimir Tonkovic
> Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 2:52 AM
> To: mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: [Mailman-Users] Web interface automation
> Up to recently we run our own mailman list on an ADSL connected host,
> and mail delivery was routed through a smarthost - our ISP's mail
> server. Then our ISP imposed limits on the amount of mail we can send,
> and now it doesn't work very well any more.
> The obvious solution is to move the mailing list to a hosted solution,
> and our ISP offers that - it is even mailman again :-)
> We use the list for sending our commercial newsletter to subscribed
> clients. The list of subscribers is not maintained by mailman, but
> through personal contacts and is stored in our ERP database. So before
> sending the newsletter, we would generate a list of subscribers in a
> text file and synchronize this list with mailman using the
> sync_members.py script (included in mailman).
> Now, our ISP doesn't offer a shell account and we can't use
> sync_members.py on the hosted list to synchronize subscriber lists any
> more.

Your ISP should be able to setup a cronjob for you to do this. All you would
need to do is upload your txt file via FTP or some other upload method.

That is what we would do if one of our mailman clients needed this.


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