[Mailman-Users] (Un)subscribing list-members via GET-params

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Aug 2 17:50:23 CEST 2012

On 8/1/2012 2:26 PM, Michael Bakonyi wrote:
> Hi all,
> we have a mailinglist where we can't access the server via ssh due to missing permissions.
> But we would like to import the list-members via script from another database. 
> I found the following thread regarding the possibility to unsubscribe + subscribe users via GET-params which would offer the possibility for us to unsubscribe all (old) list-members at first + then subscribe all current members of the extern database via script:
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users/2004-December/041220.html

That is no different from posting via the Membership Management... ->
Mass Subscription/Mass Removal pages in the list's web admin interface.
Why not just do that in this case?

> But I couldn't get this to work – Mailman gives me a "Bug found in Mailman version 2.1.11".
> Is this really a bug or is it just not possible anymore to (un)subscribe users like that?

If you could provide the Mailman error log entry related to this, we
could probably determine what the issue is, but since you apparently
don't have access, you probably can't do that.

We might be able to say something if you posted the exact wget command
(or http GET request) you used.

> Or does anyone of you see another trick to solve this task?

Is there some reason you can't use the web admin Mass Subscribe/Mass
Remove pages for this?

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