[Mediawiki-l] Turning off email notifications for a large number of users
dnessett at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 4 21:11:52 UTC 2011
The site I work on has a small wiki used by administrators for internal
discussions. Over the years people have joined the group and then left.
When they left, their accounts were blocked, but many have left the email
notifications set in preferences. As these accounts age, the email
addresses associated with them sometimes become invalid. This means
emails sent to those addresses because of changes on watchlists bounce.
Right now the way we handle this problem is to reset the password for the
user causing the bounces, login to the account and deselect all email
notification options in preferences. However, it would be better if we
could just reset the email preferences on all inactive accounts. Is there
anyway of doing this other than resetting the password on each account
(of which there are many)? We run 1.16.2 on this small wiki.
-- Dan Nessett
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