3.62. How do I extract (export) a list of my list's members (subscribers)?

The preferred way to do this is via the command line tool bin/list_members, but many list owners do not have access to this tool.

Here are the other ways to get a membership list.

  • Use the email 'who' command. Send blank email with subject 'help' (without the quotes) to the listname-request@example.com address for more info.

  • Visit the roster via the listinfo page (or if you are already logged in, directly at something like http://www.example.com/mailman/roster/listname) and copy/paste/edit the result.

The above two methods have the drawback that 'hidden' members (those who have opted to be excluded from those lists) are not shown (this drawback was removed in Mailman 2.1.10 for those who authorize with a list admin/moderator password). Also, the roster shows only email addresses, not names. The 'who' result does include names. Beginning with Mailman 2.1.19, a site can optionally enable the display of names on rosters, but a list admin can't control this.

This is one of many Frequently Asked Questions.

MailmanWiki: DOC/How do I extract (export) a list of my list's members (subscribers)? (last edited 2019-05-29 14:35:06 by msapiro)