[Mailman-Users] Importing emails to mailman's database
csouza1977 at yahoo.com
Thu May 15 20:20:20 CEST 2003
I would send 1 newsletter mail to 15,000 emails.
Thanks for the response.
--- Mike Avery <mavery at mail.otherwhen.com> wrote:
> On 15 May 2003 at 9:01, chris souza wrote:
> > I have a list of 15,000 emails. I would like to
> > them to mailman. I would then use mailman to email
> > of them my newsletter. Is this possible?
> I'm not entirely sure I understand what you're
> trying to do... so I'll try to
> answer and you can respond if I missed the target.
> If your 15,000 emails are in mbox format, they can
> be imported into the
> archives using the ~/bin/arch command. If they
> aren't in the mbox
> format, that's a simple matter of programming
> (unless your 15,000
> emails are in 1,000 wierd formats, which often
> Importing the emails doesn't send them anywhere.
> They wind up in
> the archives.
> I'm not sure what you mean by your newsletter. If
> you mean an
> emailed newsletter, and if you want to send the
> 15,000 messages to
> your mailing list subscribers, you risk subscriber
> anger. I wouldn't want
> to wake up one morning and discover someone had sent
> me 15,000
> emails. It would be a drain on my 56k dialup line.
> And more than I'd
> care to try to digest all at once, no matter how
> involved I was with the
> topic of the newsletter or mailing list. Even
> skimming 15,000 email
> subject lines takes a while.
> I have a bunch of archives left over from about a
> dozen mailing lists
> from other list managers and am in the process of
> converting them to
> mbox format so I can import them. I wouldn't dream
> of sending them
> to my subscribers. Though I will tell them that
> they are on-line when
> that finally happens.
> Mike Avery
> MAvery at mail.otherwhen.com
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