[Mailman-Users] moving from yahoo

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Fri Apr 19 16:07:47 CEST 2002

In article <877kn3lvi9.fsf at sebold.lcms.org>, Charles Sebold
<sebold at lcms.org> writes
>On 7 Iyyar 5762, Robin Becker wrote:
>> Some people have kept private partial archives eg gnu nnml and suggest
>> that this should be easy to convert to mbox form. I know little about
>> the internals of Mailman, nnml or mbox can anyone suggest a plan?
>[this part of the answer is off-topic to Mailman technically, sorry to
>other readers]

thx mucho. I hope my correspondent can do this, but your info looks OK
to me (as  a non-gnus user).  
>As far as Gnus and nnml goes, the easiest thing to do would be to ask
>the users with nnml archives to copy them to an nnmbox archive and send
>that to you.  That is standard mbox format.  Then you don't have to do
>any massaging of data.
>In Gnus:
>* Enter the mail folder using C-u RET
>* M P b
>* B c nnmbox:mbox
>That (or something close to that, I didn't test it) should generate an
>mbox archive, probably in the user's ~/mbox file.  Then they can just
>gzip that and send it to you.  Note that you may have to strip
>extraneous headers that Gnus added (not sure about that), but I'm
>guessing you can accomplish that with a grep -v or something like that.

Robin Becker

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