[OSGeo-Discuss] Mailmain password reminders

Barry Rowlingson b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Mon Aug 26 04:41:07 PDT 2013

Mailman has a bunch of useful command-line scripts:


I reckon a combination of "list_lists" looped over, calling
'config_list' with a file to set the password reminder parameter will
do it.

Be happy you aren't using majordomo for list management, you'd
probably have to do this by sending emails.

On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 12:30 PM, Jeff McKenna
<jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:
> I did start to go through each list one by one manually a few months
> ago to change that setting...but I may have given up at some point.
> Hopefully some mailman-guru can step up to let us know the magical
> setting for all lists.  Or could it be some sort of job/script that
> runs each time a new list is created?  Not sure.
> -jeff
> On 2013-08-26 5:44 AM, Seven (aka Arnulf) wrote:
>> Folks, apparently some lists still have the monthly password
>> reminder active. I remember that there was general consent that we
>> should turn these off. But Mailman does not have an option to do
>> this for all lists at once (or /me too dumb to find the setting).
>> OSGeo currently operates 200 public plus a few dozen private lists
>> and I am too lazy to check them all individually. But I did turn
>> off discuss (this one) and a few other larger onces now.
>> Please feel free to ping me if you are on a list that still reminds
>> you and want it turned off by an admin.
>> If you are a list operator yourself please check the setting "Send
>> monthly password reminders?" and set it to off - except at least
>> 51% of your subscribers cry out in pain and want it back on. :-)
>> Have fun, Arnulf
>> ___
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