[Mailman-Users] How to send messages out to only a portion of themembers?
alan at patriot.net
Fri Dec 17 16:48:33 CET 2010
On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 09:40:15PM -0800, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Alan McConnell wrote:
> > I have an idea, but not the Mailman/Python skills to implement
> > it. It is as follows:
> >Every month, create(automatically if possible) a new temporary mailman
> >E-list(*). Copy(automatically if possible) the members -- and data --
> >of the members to be reminded -- to this new temporary List. Blast out
> >the warning.(Blast out a second time if deemed necessary). Destroy
> >this temporary List.
> >(*) If the regular List is called AbracaDabra, the new temporary
> >List can be called AbracaDabra-Remind, thus alerting AbracaDabra
> >members that here is an E-mail related to AbracaDabra, and should
> >be paid attention to.
> > Is there anything in the above suggestion that is impossible?
> > If not, how much effort -- Python writing, etc -- would be
> > needed? It would seem to me that such a capability would be
> > very useful for all kinds of groups and a multitude of purposes.
> I would do the following:
> Create an announcement list named AbracaDabra-Remind following the
> guidelines in the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/3YA9>. This list will
> be permanent, but its membership will change. It should probably have
> Privacy options... -> Subscription rules -> advertised = No and
> Archiving Options -> archive = No.
Thanks for the reply, Mark. I've taken a look at the documentation,
and there is no mention there, nor probably can there be, of
my situation. Namely: I am the admin of a couple of E-lists,
run under mailman, but I am not the "owner". These are E-lists
set up at my requests(one is free, the other I pay for) at two
different sites. So, even if I could write python(not one of
my languages unfortunately), could I write commands from
either my home machine or from my shell accounts at one of these
big sites, that could do what I wanted?
I think that in order to implement my suggestion(I don't say
"solve my problem", since I can get along without this capability)
it would have to be a part of the mailman package. But maybe
mailman developers aren't interested in this capability? I
have run the idea up the flagpole, but there have been minimal
salutes so far<g>.
But I am certainly grateful for your thought and your response, Mark.
Best wishes of the Season to all!
Alan McConnell : http://patriot.net/users/alan
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when
his income depends on his not understanding it.
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