[Mailman-Users] combining archives

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed Dec 17 02:50:32 CET 2003

Here's another idea that is simpler... use an imap email client and move
all three archives onto an imap server, then you can easily grab the
emails from each mbox and mix/sort them together using the email client
(I use Evolution which easily reads and stores mail in mbox format).

Here is an old message from the archives that talks about this method:

Here is an example of using formail to do something similar:

Take care - Jon Carnes

On Tue, 2003-12-16 at 16:27, Jon Carnes wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-12-16 at 15:37, Andrzej Kasperowicz wrote:
> > How could I combine two or three archives into one (due to moving of the
> > lists to a new server)?
> > I have the following situation: an old archive made by Mhonarc, an old
> > archive made by Mailman, and a new archive made by Mailman (in case of
> > some lists there are no new archives, yet).
> > Let's also consider the easiest case i.e. having all posts being in unix
> > mailbox format file.
> > My admin told me that he will combine those archives and set as mailman
> > archives only when I tell him exactly how to do it.
> > So please, tell me how to do it.
> > 
> > ak
> > 
> There is a tool called formail that breaks up an mbox format file into
> its individual emails.  You can use this to combine the three mbox files
> into one that is ordered on date.
> Good Luck - Jon Carnes

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