clone_member(8) Clone a Mailman mailing list subscriber address


clone_member [options] fromoldaddr tonewaddr


Cloning a member address means that a new member will be added who has all the same options and passwords as the original member address. Note that this operation is fairly trusting of the user who runs it -- it does no verification to the new address, it does not send out a welcome message, etc.

The existing member's subscription is usually not modified in any way. If you want to remove the old address, use the -r flag. If you also want to change any list admin addresses, use the -a flag.


-l listname, --listname=listname
Check and modify only the named mailing lists. If -l is not given, then all mailing lists are scanned from the address. Multiple -l options can be supplied.

-r, --remove
Remove the old address from the mailing list after it's been cloned.

-a, --admin
Scan the list admin addresses for the old address, and clone or change them too.

-q, --quiet
Do the modifications quietly.

-n, --nomodify
Print what would be done, but don't actually do it. Inhibits the Bf--quietBf flag.

fromoldaddr (`from old address') is the old address of the user. tonewaddr (`to new address') is the new address of the user.


Author of Mailman is the Mailman Cabal, see for information. This manpage is written by Tollef Fog Heen <[email protected]> for Debian, but may be used by others.