[Mailman-Users] unsubscribe one user from many lists

Rafael Lang rafael at purdue.edu
Wed May 16 16:54:19 CEST 2012

Hi Mark,

doh - a simple typo on my end, you're right! So I now use wget for both 
(batch) subscription and unsubscription, this works like a charm.

Very nice. Thank you very much!


On 05/16/2012 02:47 AM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Rafael Lang wrote:
>> Now, I'm not super sure I got the command
>> line right, this is what I tried:
>> wget --post-data="adminpw=foobar&unsubscribees=me at somewhere.edu"
>> http://serveraddress/mailman/admin/mailinglistname/members/members/remove
>> and I also tried to directly enter
>> http://serveraddress/mailman/admin/mailinglistname/members/members/remove?adminpw=foobar&unsubscribees=me@somewhere.edu
>> into my browser. In both cases what I got back was:
>> <head><title>Bug in Mailman version 2.1.9</title></head>
>> <body bgcolor=#ffffff><h2>Bug in Mailman version 2.1.9</h2>
>> <p><h3>We're sorry, we hit a bug!</h3>
>> <p>Please inform the webmaster for this site of this
>> problem.  Printing of traceback and other system information has been
>> explicitly inhibited, but the webmaster can find this information in the
>> Mailman error logs.
>> and now I'm lost :-\ Can somebody help me? How can I unsubscribe a given
>> user from a couple of mailing lists at the same time without having to
>> go through the clumsy web interface for each of the mailing lists?
> It appears that you don't have command line access to Mailman, so the
> obvious
>    bin/remove_members --fromall user at example.com
> isn't something you can do. That probably also means you don't have
> access to Mailman's error log to provide the traceback, however, I can
> say what the issue might be. Your URLs are wrong. There should not be
> two occurrences of /members in the URL. The 'bug' however is that the
> script assumes there are values for the check boxes on the form. Thus,
> you need something like
> wget
> --post-data="adminpw=foobar&send_unsub_notifications_to_list_owner=0&send_unsub_ack_to_this_batch=0&unsubscribees=me at somewhere.edu"
> http://serveraddress/mailman/admin/mailinglistname/members/remove
> or
> http://serveraddress/mailman/admin/mailinglistname/members/remove?adminpw=foobar&send_unsub_notifications_to_list_owner=0&send_unsub_ack_to_this_batch=0&unsubscribees=me@somewhere.edu

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