[Mailman-Users] remove member with \t in address

Dan Young dyoung at mesd.k12.or.us
Fri May 13 23:26:33 CEST 2011

Hi all,

I've got a few members subscribed with a leading tab character in
their mail address. Can't seem to get them unsubscribed with either
the web interface, remove_members, or sync_members.

This fails:
# /usr/lib/mailman/bin/remove_members list_name '    username at example.org'
No such member: username at example.org

I'm generating the tab character in bash w/ ctrl-v ctrl-i.

Using dumpdb to dump the config.pck, I see:
'members': {   '\tusername at example.org':0,

This also fails:
# remove_members list_name '\tusername at example.org'
No such member: \tusername at example.org

I'm stumped here. Do I need to craft a script to run through withlist
to edit the members dict directly?

Dan Young <dyoung at mesd.k12.or.us>
Multnomah ESD - Technology Services

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