[Mailman-Users] Questions on Mailman list administration.

Martin Schulte mmlists at ds-gmbh.de
Sat Dec 14 10:48:38 CET 2013

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.



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