[Mailman-Users] User Passwords - Mass Subscribe/Mass Change

Barry S, Finkel bsfinkel at att.net
Tue May 29 23:59:30 CEST 2012

On 5/29/2012 4:23 PM, Drew Tenenholz wrote:
> All --
> Sorry if this has been answered before, I don't have the time to go through the archives at the moment.
> Mailman 2.1.9/Red Hat Linux
> When migrating tens of thousands of users form an ancient Majordomo system to a new Mailman system, can I set the users' passwords when I upload their addresses from a text file?
> Can I change the automatically created passwords?
> We have a pretty slick PHP-driven site to manage subscriptions to about 10-15 lists, and I always set the user's password for them, so they don't have to deal with it.  They like it, and I like it.  This works fine for individual subscription requests, as the email command I send on their behalf includes a unitary password.
> Can I achieve the same result as I mass subscribe them?
> -- Drew Tenenholz
> ------------------------------------------------------

When I was managing a Mailman installation, management (and I) concluded 
that we would
do nothing with passwords.  Users did not need passwords (except in the 
rare case they
wanted to view archives or change their mail delivery settings).  And if 
a user needed
his/her password, it was very easy to have Mailman send it.  I never had 
a problem with
Mailman users and passwords.
--Barry Finkel

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