[Mailman-Users] Need Script to Apend to acceptable_aliases

Barry Finkel bsfinkel at anl.gov
Thu Jan 13 21:42:12 CET 2011

On 01/12/11 19:08, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Barry Finkel wrote:
>> I have not looked at the Mailman source, so I am not sure what is
>> failing.  Is it the case that the
>>       accept_these_nonmembers
>> is stored in a different internal format than
>>       acceptable_aliases
>> is?  This is a 2.1.14 package built from the SourceForge source.
> Yes. accept_these_nonmembers is a Python list whose elements are
> strings equal to email addresses or regexps matching email addresses.
> accept_these_nonmembers is a single string consisting of zero or more
> email addresses separated by newlines.
> You could do a few different things in your config_list input. One such
> would be
> if mlist.acceptable_aliases:
>      mlist.acceptable_aliases += '\ntestuser at example.com'
> else:
>      mlist.acceptable_aliases = 'testuser at example.com'

I revised my script, and I ran some tests.  On a list where I had not
previously specified an acceptable_aliases string, what was placed in
that item was

      \ntestuser at example.com

Is the leading "\n" going to cause problems?
When I ran it again on the same list using a different e-mail address,
the resulting item had

      \ntestuser at example.com\nusertwo at example.com

Barry S. Finkel
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