Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of mailman_subscriber_list


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Jun 8, 2008, 4:39:12 PM (12 years ago)
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Jamie McClelland
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    1 == How do I get a list of subscribers to my mailman list? ==
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     2= How do I get a list of subscribers to my mailman list? =
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     4== Easy option ==
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    36To get a list of subscribers, visit your lists "listinfo" page. The listinfo page can be accessed by a URL like the following:
     
    912Scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your email address and password.
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    11 ''Note'': if your list is configured so that only admins have access to the subscriber list, then you will need to enter an admin email and password. Otherwise, you will need to enter a subscriber's email address and password.
     14== Alternate option ==
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    13 ''Also Note'': if your email address are printed in the form `user at domain dot org` and you want them listed normally, then:
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    15  * Login into your mailman web admin page
    16  * Click Privacy Options
    17  * Change the last option, which read "Show member addresses so they're not directly recognizable as email addresses?" to: no.
    18 
    19 === Alternate option ===
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    21 Alternatively (and less securely) you can send an email message to the request address of your list (your request address is: listname-request@lists.mayfirst.org or listname-request@lists.people-link.net with "listname" replaced with your actual listname, like support-request@lists.mayfirst.org if your listname was called "support"). For the subject line use:
     16Alternatively (and less securely) you can send an email message to the request address of your list (your request address is: {{{listname-request@lists.mayfirst.org}}} or {{{listname-request@lists.people-link.net}}} with "listname" replaced with your actual listname, like support-request@lists.mayfirst.org if your listname was called "support"). For the subject line use:
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    2318who <password>
     
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    2722After issuing this command, please change your password!
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     24== Common pitfals ==
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     26=== Admin only access ===
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     28If your list is configured so that only admins have access to the subscriber list, then you will need to enter an admin email and password. Otherwise, you will need to enter a subscriber's email address and password.
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     30=== Mangled email addresses ===
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     32If your email address are printed in the form `user at domain dot org` and you want them listed normally, then:
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     34 * Login into your mailman web admin page
     35 * Click Privacy Options
     36 * Change the last option, which read "Show member addresses so they're not directly recognizable as email addresses?" to: no.
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     38=== Conceal addresses ===
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     40When you try to access your subscriber list you may get a message from mailman saying you have X number of private subscribers. This happens because either you configured your list to conceal addresses or a member has chosen to conceal their email address.
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     42If you chose "Conceal the member's address" from the General mailman settings, then you've effectively prevented yourself from generating a list of your subscribers. This is a good setting if your goal is to respect your members' privacy. However, it might not be the best option if you want to someday move the list to another program or use the list of subscribers in a way that mailman doesn't support.
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     44== Last resort ==
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     46If you still can't get access to your member list, [/newticket open a ticket] asking for an MFPL admin to generate one.
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     48MFPL admins can generate a list by running these commands from their local computer:
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     50{{{
     51# assuming the list is on leslie (it could also be on assata if it's a lists.people-link.net list)
     52ssh root@leslie.mayfirst.org "list_members -f -o <name-of-list>.members.txt <name-of-list> "
     53scp root@leslie.mayfirst.org:<name-of-list>.members.txt .
     54ssh root@leslie.mayfirst.org "rm <name-of-list>.members.txt"
     55}}}
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     57These commands will result in a text file in your current directory called <name-of-list>.members.txt which can be emailed to the member in question.