[Mailman-Users] Can the group adminstrator remove the archivedmessages!!

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Mon Oct 21 15:31:36 CEST 2002

You are asking for a simple way to remove messages from the archive?

That is not a feature of Mailman. To remove archived messages, someone
with System Administration rights will have to edit the mbox file that
contains the message archive.  After that, you have to delete the old
HTML based archives and regenerate them using the ~mailman/bin/arch

An alternative is to turn off the archives for a bit, then:
- import the archive mbox format into a folder in your email
- edit the folder, deleting any mail and expunging the deletes
- export the modified mbox file
- ftp the mbox file back to the server
- replace the old mbox file in the archive
- regenerate the archives using ~mailman/bin/arch

And yet another alternative is to use an external Archiver. Mailman's
archiver is very simple and lacks some of the features of more advanced
Archivers (like Monharc). You could use an external archiver that allows
you to delete old mail easily via a web form.

Good Luck - Jon Carnes

On Sun, 2002-10-20 at 23:44, Karma Dhendup wrote:
> Hello,
> I mean removing the messages that has been approved once. I already have
> added a unique passwd for that admin in my Linux box, but that admin do not
> know Linux cmd. I want that group admin to delete the messages by loggin
> into their group and remove the messages that has been approved once and
> archived.
> The reason why I m' writting that is because I have not seen remove message
> option in the archived files.
> Thanks and I once again wait for your valuable suggestions.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jon Carnes" <jonc at nc.rr.com>
> To: "Karma Dhendup" <kdhendup at dit.gov.bt>
> Cc: <mailman-users at python.org>
> Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2002 11:41 PM
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Can the group adminstrator remove the
> archivedmessages!!
> > Yes. You can simply setup an unique password for a list and let your
> > other admins for that list know that password.  The admins can
> > approve/discard posts as well as modify the lists configurations
> >
> > If you are running the beta version of Mailman you can setup sub-admins
> > that only have the ability to moderate the mail.
> >
> > Good Luck
> >
> > On Sat, 2002-10-19 at 07:42, Karma Dhendup wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > can i give previllege for other mailman adm to remove the unwanted
> mails. (other adm will not have access to the server but he should be able
> to delete by loging as adm of his group.)
> > > Very urgent please.
> > >
> > > Karma Dhendup
> > >
> >
> >
> >
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