[Mailman-Users] mass edit on a mailing list

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Nov 14 17:56:23 CET 2012

Lucio Chiappetti wrote:
>Is there a way by which the *moderators* (which are sparse in different 
>institutions and have access to the mailing list only via the web 
>interface) can apply a mass edit (changing domain1 and domain2 into 
>domain3) ?

Moderators, i.e. people who have only web access to the list and know
only the moderator password, cannot make any membership changes. They
can only handle held messages and requests via the admindb interface.

People who have only web access to the list and know the administrator
password can visit the admin pages and make changes, but even they
cannot directly change a members address without confirmation from the
member, and there is no function for mass change of domain.

>Or can that be done via line-mode commands only by the *administrator*
>(who has the list server in house) ?

The server doesn't have to be "in house", but one does need command
line access and write permission on the Mailman installation. If one
has such access, the script at
<http://www.msapiro.net/scripts/change_member_address.py> can do
exactly what you want.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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