[Mailman-Developers] Orwellian Archives?
Fri, 23 Nov 2001 12:18:12 -0500 (EST)
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I use an editor called Joe that edit the .mbox file, then blast away the
archives and rebuild them with $prefix/bin/arch <listname>. Takes a while for
big archives, but it works. If you do delete messages (which is done by simply
cutting the whole thing, headers and all), remember that when you rebuild the
archives, messages subsequent to the one(s) you nuked will be renumbered. So if
people reference messages in URLs, they may no longer be valid... Which might
give credence to the method listed below of simply editing the body of the
>On Thu, Nov 22, 2001 at 07:23:52PM -0800, Roy Harvey wrote:
>> Dear Barry --
>> Is there a way to remove individual messages from the archives?
>When I've had to do this, I just go edit that HTML file by hand and replace the
>message text with "THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN REMOVED".
>Had a couple of "for sale" posts that kept coming up in Google and I kept
>getting email from people a year later (almost one a day!) about "do you
>still have your X10 stuff for sale?" I finally went in and put this in
>the message archive HTML:
><h1> THIS ITEM IS NO LONGER FOR SALE. DONT EMAIL ME ABOUT IT </h1>
>Couple of days later, the emails stopped. 8-)
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