[Mailman-Users] Changing a subscriber's E-Mail address

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Aug 3 05:19:52 CEST 2015

Robert Heller writes:

 > Is it true that the quickest way for a list admin to change a
 > subscriber's E-Mail address is to do a 'mass removal' then a 'mass
 > subscription?

Yes.  Addresses don't change frequently, are even less frequently
reassigned to other users.  In most cases the user does it for

 > There is no obvious place to change a subscriber's E-Mail address
 > that does not entail going through the mailman confirmation
 > process.

Somebody needs to authenticate, otherwise all kinds of mischief are
possible (and in the past occurred frequently).  If the user can't, it
has to be the admin, and administrative removal plus administrative
subscription is the obvious way to change a subscriber's address,
since Mailman 2 has no concept of "subscriber", only "subscribed

Mailman 3 does have a notion of "user" apart from a subscription, so
it is possible to change the address of a user.

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