[Mailman-Users] HOWTO - EXTERNAL Archiver

claw at kanga.nu claw at kanga.nu
Tue Nov 30 16:51:05 CET 1999

On Tue, 30 Nov 1999 17:32:59 +0200 
Anton Gyllenberg <anton at mymlan.lifix.fi> wrote:

> Could someone tell me the (obvious?) reason why list management
> software needs to have external archiver capabilities? 

It doesn't.  It is merely that the value of a list with a good
archive is vastly improved, so the two tend to get bundled.

> Is it not more natural to let the archiver archive any mail sent
> to a specific mail address? Then you just add the archive's
> address to the list.

That is one approach -- and has both advantages and disadvantages.
For one it archives the messages as the list sneds them, not as it
receives them.  In a number of cases this is not desirable.

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