[Mailman-Users] Yahoo! Group Archive Conversion

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Mon Jun 23 23:25:07 CEST 2003

At 22:02 23/06/2003, Tobias Brasier wrote:
>Many thanks to everyone who responded. I am running the Perl script now, 
>and it seems to be chugging along. It now occurs to me I don't know how to 
>import the archive into my mailman list. I checked the Admin pages and saw 
>nothing. Any hints? My guess is the answer may depend on my ISP.

Assuming you are using MM's builtin pipermail archiver normal practice 
would be to prepend the content of mbox file containing the old material to 
the mbox archive of the MM list (usually 
$prefix/archive/private/<listname>.mbox/<listname>.mbox) and then run the 
MM script $prefix/bin/arch. This will build HTML archives for the list 
including the old material.

>Again, many thanks.
>At 04:13 PM 6/19/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>>Tobias Brasier said:
>> > Does anyone have experience converting Yahoo! Group archives to mailman
>> > archives? Many thanks.
>>Yes yes! Do a google for Yahoo2mbox.pl! :)
>>I converted a highly active list (about 200 subscribers, over a period of
>>6 years) to mbox format just peachy :) It does, however, consume time, and
>>depending on the size of the list, may take a few days.

Richard Barrett                                      http://www.openinfo.co.uk

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