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How to Backup a mailing list?

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by George5, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. George5

    George5 Active Member

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    Hello every body,
    I need to take a mailing list from my server(mailman) and I do not now how to do it; so I need also to convert it in Excel file.

    Some body can help me please?
     
  2. JPC-Martin

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    George please follow these steps :)

    I: Export mailing list:

    1. Log into your account via SSH as root user.

    2. Find your Mailman directory (usually located in /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/bin)

    3. Execute the following command to copy the Mailman mailing list subscribers to a text file: ./list_members LISTNAME > ./subscribers.txt (where LISTNAME is the name of your subscriber list (if your subscriber list is list@example.com, the LISTNAME would be list_example.com)

    4. This will effectively copy your email subscribers into subscribers.txt, placing one email per line.

    5. Finally, you'll want to copy the file to a directory accessible via FTP so you can download it, with the following command: cp subscribers.txt /home/username/ (if you copy it to /home/username/public_html you can point a web browser to the file to view or download it)


    II: Changing from txt to csv:

    You may need to convert your mailing list file (.txt) to a .csv (Comma Separated Value) file for import into certain mailing list applications. You can accomplish this by simply changing its extension from .txt to .csv.
     
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