[Mailman-Users] display members moderator flag

Beu, Ed (DOA) ed.beu at alaska.gov
Thu Aug 4 16:58:34 EDT 2016

Hi Mark,

We've discovered that if the Unsubscribe_Policy is set to Yes (1), the moderator can unsubscribe members without the members input! The member simply gets a notice that they've been unsubscribed.


Ed Beu, System Programmer
Dept. of Administration, ETS
(907)269-6790 ed.beu at alaska.gov

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Sapiro [mailto:mark at msapiro.net] 
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2016 10:45 AM
To: Beu, Ed (DOA) <ed.beu at alaska.gov>; mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] display members moderator flag

On 08/04/2016 09:39 AM, Beu, Ed (DOA) wrote:
> Some of these 'list admins' are used to being able to 'unsubscribe' members without the member having to confirm via the email confirmation. Our old system would unsubscribe the member and send a notice that they were removed from the list. 
> Other than relying on the bounce mechanism or by knowing the members password to remove them, is there any way for a list moderator to accomplish this task? Perhaps access to the 'Membership List' only?

The list moderator password only allows access to the admindb web UI.
Allowing access to selected admin UI functions with that password would
require non-trivial source changes.

If you are willing to create your own web page with it's own
authentication, see <https://wiki.list.org/x/4030648> and the members.c
program linked therefrom for a way to execute Mailman command scripts,
e.g. bin/remove_members, from a web application.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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