[Mailman-Users] Questions on Mailman list administration.

Joe joemailgroups at gmail.com
Sat Dec 14 11:23:48 CET 2013

Hi, Martin.

Thank you for your help and reply.

Unfortunately I am not well trained and skilled on the use of Unix (or in my case Apple's version of it). Any admin I do must be done using the browser interface available in Mailman.

Will all the answers to my questions be dependent on command line use ?

One more question I forgot to ask on my original post:

Is there a way to configure Mailman so that when users select 'reply' the message goes to the list and when they select 'reply all' the message goes to both the list and the poster wrote the message they are replying to ?

Thank you.


On December 14, 2013, at 1:48 AM, Martin Schulte <mmlists at ds-gmbh.de> wrote:

> Hi Joe!
>> I am the admin for 5 Mailman lists residing on the same server and part
>> of the same domain. There are tasks I have been performing with great
>> frequency lately and have started to question if there is a simpler way
>> to perform them.
>> These are the questions:
>> 1. I often subscribe members to the 5 lists myself. As it is now I have
>> to subscribe the same member to each one of the 5 lists individually. In
>> case I wish to subscribe members to all 5 lists hosted is there a way to
>> do it all at the same time ?
>> 2. Is there a way to look at the lists hosted collectively ? For
>> instance, in case I wish to read (on screen) or print a list with all
>> subscribers in one or all lists is there a way to do it with all lists
>> being displayed together on the same page or document ?
>> 3. Is there a way to print a list of subscribers along with their e-mail
>> addresses ?
> All these questions can be answered with "Yes!" if you have commandline 
> access to the server and the lists thereon, then (propably) a "ssh server" 
> and "list_members <my_list>" and friends will be your friends ;)
>> 4. In the Mass Subscriptions page I enter the subscriber's e-mail address
>> to add him or her to one list. However, I am then forced to go to the
>> Membership List page and enter the subscribers name. Is there a way to do
>> both at the same time ? Can the e-mail address and name be entered on the
>> same page to simplify this process ?
> I think it works to enter lines like
> "Joe" <joemailgroups at gmail.com>
> on the mass subscription page.
>> 5. Is there a way to print user statistics ? For instance, can I print a
>> list with information on users such as the number of messages they have
>> posted in a given time period, their country of origin, date when they
>> were subscribed to the lists, e-mail address, and others ?
> Will probably not be that easy but with shell access it might be worth 
> thinking more about it.
> Greetings,
> Martin

More information about the Mailman-Users mailing list