[Mailman-Users] how to set clobber_date = 1 by default?

Dan Mick Dan.Mick at West.Sun.COM
Tue Aug 29 03:11:12 CEST 2000

> While I find it very regretable that  clobber_date isn't set to 1 by default
> (i.e. mailman trusts whatever  date is thrown at it by  the MUA, which often
> causes completely ludicrous pages in web archives (Oct 2004 or 1990)), it's
> only a misguided default and I should be able to change it, right? :-)
> Well, actually I  didn't find anything in Defaults.py that  would let me set
> clobber_date to 1 by default.
> Did I miss anything or is that option absent?

Right; in fact Archiver.py says:


        # Configurable
        self.archive = 1
        # 0=public, 1=private:
        self.archive_private = mm_cfg.DEFAULT_ARCHIVE_PRIVATE
        self.archive_volume_frequency = \

        # Not configurable
        self.clobber_date = 0
> Can we please  have mm 2.0 not trust  the MUA for date at  archiving time by
> default when lists are created?

Speaking solely for myself, I'd rather not, but I can see room for
debate.  At least it would be nice to have it in mm_cfg.py.

One can always change Archiver.py for one's installation, I suppose.

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