[Mailman-Users] sharing userbase with WordPress

Adam McGreggor adam-mailman at amyl.org.uk
Sun Jun 12 15:59:39 CEST 2011

On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 06:43:12AM +0200, Luigi Rosa wrote:
> Is there a way to share the userbase of Mailman with WordPress?

In-part, I'd suggest...

> What I need is that the "master" database is Mailman and I would like to
> replicate (also via script) the accounts and passwords to WordPress.

WordPress (WP) users have email addresses. It's relatively trivial to
extract those addresses, and, say, feed them through to

Pulling in the name (if that's your fancy) could also be done quite

As for passwords, I'd not do this, at all; particularly if you've not
zapped the password-reminders crontab. 

You'd also, presumably need to unsalt the password-hash stored in WP.

I'd just generate a random password for Mailman. It's trivial
(although, quite how so many failo…) to receive a password reminder,
after all.

(Maybe add in a 'Mailman password' field into the WP users' table, and
in the user's settings pages, and feed that to Mailman?)

> Is it possible?

I'd say:
email addresses: yes
names: yes
passwords: no, and you shouldn't.

How's that?

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 persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress
 depends on the unreasonable man." 
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