[Mailman-Users] Questions on Mailman list administration.
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Thu Dec 19 09:30:35 CET 2013
Hi, Mark and other members.
On December 14, 2013, at 12:47 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
> On 12/14/2013 01:13 AM, Joe wrote:
>> Hi, everyone.
>> 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.
> and later added:
>> Any admin I do must be done using the browser interface available in Mailman.
>> 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 ?
> You could create a script on your work station to issue 'wget' commands
> to do the subscribes. See the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/uIA9> and
> the post at
> The script could be something like
> for list in listname1 listname2 listname3 listname4 listname5; do
> wget -O - http://[domain.name]/mailman/admin/$list/members/add\
> If this were saved in a file named say sub5 and given execute
> permission, you could then in a terminal window do
> /path/to/sub5 "John Doe <jdoe at example.com>"
> to subscribe that user to the 5 lists. See the above linked post for
> more info on the wget command parameters.
Thank you Mark but this seems more complicated than subscribing them one list at a 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 ?
> You could script the answer to 3. below.
>> 3. Is there a way to print a list of subscribers along with their e-mail addresses ?
> Visit the roster at <http://host.name/mailman/roster/list_name directly
> or via the Visit Subscriber List button on the list's listinfo page.
The link above is broken. My browser shows a blank page with a message stating the address can't be found or does not exist.
In regards to printing the list of subscribers, can they be listed in chronological order with date (and perhaps time also) when they were subscribed ?
>> 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 ?
> See the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/YoA9>.
>> 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 ?
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