[Mailman-Users] Bulk aproval?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Oct 2 17:13:33 CEST 2015

On 10/2/15 3:15 AM, Danijel Domazet wrote:
> I have about 500 requests to join the list waiting to be approved.
> 1. Is there a way of automatically aproving any request, something like an
> "open" free list to join for everyone?

Set Privacy options... -> Subscription rules -> subscribe_policy to
Confirm or if ALLOW_OPEN_SUBSCRIBE is set to Yes in mm_cfg.py and you
want to allow spammers to subscribe without at least confirmation, set
subscribe_policy to None.

Also, in Mailman 2.1.20 and up there is a subscribe_auto_approval list
of addresses and regexps whose subscriptions do not require approval
when subscribe_policy requires it.

> 2. How do I bulk approve those 500? Currently it seems I will have to click
> 500 times on the "Approve" checkbox, which is a pain.

If you have command line access to the server, see the script at

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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