[Mailman-Users] Change of member address via web fails

Rob McLear pennguin at mac.com
Sat Feb 4 18:11:24 CET 2012

Yes, becoming familiar with the command line functions (particularly find_member, add_members, remove_members, and clone_member) has made life so much easier. I used to do everything via the web interface and it is just amazing how many users won't even bother to click a confirmation link to finalize an address update!


On Feb 4, 2012, at 11:48 AM, Mark Sapiro wrote:

> Kaja Podlaska Christiansen wrote:
>> I have tried the following:
>> - as a list admin, go to the administrative interface -> Membership List
>> - click on the email address to be changed
>> - enter new address (twice) and submit 'Change My Address...'
>> - click 'Submit My Changes'
>> However, the email address remains unchanged... I'm running Mailman 2.1.14.
> When you change a member's address in this way, a confirmation request
> is sent to the new address, and the address is not changed until the
> user confirms.
> Even as list admin, you cannot change a member's address from the web
> without user confirmation.
> The way to change a member's address without confirmation is via the
> Mailman command line tool bin/clone_member.
> -- 
> Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan
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