[Mailman-Users] Delete posting without shell access

John W. Baxter jwblist at olympus.net
Tue Aug 24 20:37:52 CEST 2004

On 8/24/2004 10:36, "Glenn Black" <gblack at blacksbay.com> wrote:

> I have read the posting about deleting postings and running the
> re-archive function.  Unfortunately, I don't have shell access on my
> virtual hosted server for security reasons.  Getting host server
> personnel to do it is impossible ("we don't do that, you have to self
> manage.").  Is there no other way than delete the entire maillist &
> start all over?

I don't know of any other way.

I think that some such provision would be highly desirable (the whole
archive area needs work).

Consider the position a British list manager would be in, without shell
access, when a British list member demands for privacy reasons that a
message be removed.  Said list manager has no choice but to comply (or face
the fines and jail time that the wrath of Her Majesty's privacy czar brings
on), which basically would mean destroying the entire archive.


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