[Mailman-Users] Monthly email reminder of what mailman lists they were subscribed to and the password for each list.

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Feb 5 18:56:48 CET 2015

On 02/05/2015 06:59 AM, Xie, Wei wrote:
>>> I.e., as long as cron/mailpasswds is being run monthly a user will receive a monthly reminder which includes the options page link and password for each list in the domain >>of which she is a member for which both the list's send_reminders = Yes and the her "Get password reminder email for this list?" = Yes and only those lists, unless there >>are no such lists in which case no reminder is sent.
> We obviously comment out this cron job. We have over 4,200 mailing lists and over 854,100 subscribers. If password reminders are sent out all subscribers at 5AM on the first of each month, this will be heavy email burden to our  mailman servers.
> # 5 AM on the first of each month, mail out password reminders.
> #0 5 1 * * /usr/bin/python -S /usr/local/mailman/cron/mailpasswds

In that case, no one receives any monthly reminder regardless of any
list settings or member options.

Also note that if you did send reminders, it isn't one reminder per
subscription, it is one reminder per address regardless of how many
lists that address is subscribed to. Running this Mailman script pipe

bin/find_member . | grep 'found in:' | wc -l

will tell you how many reminders would be sent if everyone was sent one.

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