[Mailman-Users] Proper names

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon May 3 17:32:01 CEST 2010

Hicks, Robert CTR wrote:

>I have some account that have the proper name and the email address of the user. I would like all my lists to only have the email address of the users. Is there a way to remove all the "Joe Public" proper names?

If you have access to Mailman's command line tools, save the following
script (between the dashed lines) in Mailman's bin/ directory with
name remove_names.py and then run the command

 bin/withlist -l -a -r remove_names

def remove_names(mlist):
    if not mlist.Locked():
    for member in mlist.getMembers():
        mlist.setMemberName(member, u'')

If you don't have access to do this, you would have to do it manually
through the admin Membership List pages.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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