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I'm trying to find out who unsubscribed a specific email from a list in mailman. I've found where the user was removed in /var/log/mailman/subscribe..But it just says "deleted web confirmation".

Is there another place to look where I can see if the admin of the list removed this user..They're, of course, saying they didn't and something is magically removing the user..I thought it was an auto unsubscribe b/c of bounces or something similar..But I see entries with the auto unsubscribe but not by the user I'm looking for..

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Out of the box there are no other logfiles besides the ones you found. Of course, in case of web access you could check the web server logs.

Here is a list of actions and corresponding logfile entries from /var/log/mailman/subscribe

$ echo "" | add_members -r - test-l
Nov 07 16:35:27 2009 (22151) test-l: new,

$ echo "" | add_members -r - --admin-notify=n test-l
Nov 07 16:35:27 2009 (22151) test-l: new,

$ remove_members test-l
Nov 07 16:38:52 2009 (22491) test-l: deleted; bin/remove_members

$ remove_members --noadminack test-l
Nov 07 16:39:57 2009 (22630) test-l: deleted; bin/remove_members

# admin selected "unsub" from membership list page
Nov 07 16:41:45 2009 (23156) test-l: deleted; member mgt page

# unsubscribed by means of mass removal page
Nov 07 16:42:22 2009 (23259) test-l: deleted; admin mass unsub

# user unsubscribed by means of URL confirmation
Nov 07 16:44:59 2009 (23422) test-l: deleted; web confirmation

# user unsubscribed by means of e-mail confirmation
Nov 07 16:47:03 2009 (10384) test-l: deleted; email confirmation

This is from a Mailman 2.1.9 run on a Debian Etch. $ stands for a command prompt. HTH.

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yea..kind of figured that was the only place..thanks for the response –  Cube_Zombie Nov 11 '09 at 18:34

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