Tobias Eigen wrote:
- New third party archiving option that uses The Mail Archive. The
implementation subscribes or unsubscribes the firstname.lastname@example.org address from the subscriber list.
I find this whole discussion fascinating. I've been thinking about these types of possibilities for a while, and have been watching gmane and mail-archive off and on for inspiration for what Kabissa might do. Archiving is getting to be a big 'problem' at Kabissa currently, esp as our archives get older and bigger, and we desire to move to a more interactive and useful format for archiving discussions and making them more accessible via the web, i.e. in forums. Maybe the short-term answer is to encourage the listowners of our very busy lists to move their archives to mail-archive or gmane.
This looks like a good opportunity to mention that mailman-users and mailman-developers are now also archived at:
See this particular thread at:
They asked for permission to join -dev so that it could be archived on their site. At the time, their archives didn't have munged email addresses, and Barry and I decided that if they fixed their archives to not expose email addresses, he would give them permission to join -dev and to archive mailman lists..
I like gmane's feature of making lists accessible in a newsgroup fashion, and I like free.net's format of providing the list in a threaded fashion via the web. This is not an endorsement of either site, just a personal observation of some of the positive features each of them offers over traditional list archives. Some list admins might want to offer their lists to be mirrored/archived at more than one site.
While RFC 2369 only allows for one List-Archive: URL, I wonder if email client implementations that understand 2369 (is there a list of which ones are?) are generous in their response when a list email has more than List-Archive header... Be generous in what you accept and all that... :-)