On Aug 29, 2009, at 3:01 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
Barry Warsaw writes:
What I'm thinking is that there should be a "send me this message" link in the archive, which gets you a copy as it was originally sent to the list. That let's you jump into a conversation as if you'd
been there originally.
I don't understand. Do you mean the raw message received by the list, or the processed message as distributed by the list? The former means you don't have RFC 2369 headers, etc. I'm not sure I understand what the efficacy of the latter is; does address-munging happen only in the archives? I find it hard to believe that could be at all effective, except for what I would think is an unusual case (a closed- subscription list with public archives).
Yes, address munging only happens in the HTML archives and in the
outgoing queue processor. Mailman keeps a copy of the raw received
message which for MM2 is only in the mbox file, but for MM3 will be in
a "message store".
Let's say I just joined the XEmacs development mailing list after a
long absence. I find a message in the archive from two years ago that
is relevant to an issue I'm having. I'd like to follow up to that
message using my normal mail toolchain, but I found the archive page
through Google. I should be able to click on a link on that page,
enter my email address (perhaps through some validation dance, or
subject to a request governor) and then the message -- as it was
originally copied to the list membership -- would show up in my inbox,
exactly as if I were a list member at the time.
Now I can hit 'reply' and inject myself seamlessly into that 2 year