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

Nancy Shoemaker mbx at sgtst.com
Sat Feb 4 22:35:57 CET 2012

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

First:  immense thanks to everyone on the Mailman team -- it's been 
an invaluable tool for many small organizations that I support.

On the other hand, I'm one of those who does not have access to the 
command line utilities (Mailman installed on shared hosting via 
control panel).  While I know it's possible to automate the web 
interface in a variety of ways (thanks, for example, for the 
mailman-subscribers.py script!) that just seems awkward to me -- and 
automating this particular issue (with an unsubscribe/subscribe) has 
side effects as noted in this thread from 2004:


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