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Will Mayall

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I have over 1,000 email addresses I'd like to remove from a mailing list. Is there any way to do this other than one-by-one?

Thanks,

Will Mayall
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From the lack of a response I assume the answer is no.
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Hi there.

Sometimes it takes folks a little time to find your message Smile.

To answer your question, try this:

  • Go to your Kerio Mail Server
  • Stop your mail server
  • Make a backup of your configuration files etc. (no responsibility taken if you nuff this up)
  • Locate your Kerio folder.
  • For the specific path, go to your equivalent of:
    kerio -> mailserver -> store -> lists -> (domain) -> (list name)
  • Modify the 'members' file for the particular mailing list and save the file again
  • Start your KMS up again
  • Log into the GUI and see if the list is as you changed it.


I'd recommend testing this on a smaller, test list, before trying on your real list.

Hope this helps,
D.

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Will Mayall

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Fantastic, thanks! Although it does not sound like the most convenient process, it will sure be better than doing it one-by-one.

Will Mayall
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d.

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Hi Will.

Feel free to let us know if it does the trick. There could be a tricky check-sum or similar in there, that doesn't let this method work for you
(you know, like a DNS checksum or similar).

But certainly seems to be a logical (albeit inconvenient) way to do it Smile.

Cheers,
Derek

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Well, it wasn't even too inconvenient. I took a relatively risky approach and did not shut down the server. My thinking is there is no reason for this file to be open, cached, checksummed, etc. It's a simple text file that probably simply gets read when it is needed. Of course, I could be wrong. Smile

My steps:

1. Backup the members file.
2. Edit a copy of the members file. (Note the blank line at the end of the file.)
3. Replace file on server with edited copy.
4. Confirm/update file permissions.
5. Open the list of members in the Admin program.
6. Make small change in list of members to force the admin to save the file again.

Perhaps the last 2 steps are not needed but I figure this way the server properly read the file and then saved it.

OK, I know it would have been safer to shutdown/restart the server...

In any case, thanks.

Will Mayall
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Excellent. Glad to hear the feedback!
Cheers,
Derek

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