[Mailman-Users] Delete posting without shell access

Jeff Barger jeff at look.net
Tue Aug 24 21:08:50 CEST 2004

On Aug 24, 2004, at 2:37 PM, John W. Baxter wrote:

> 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.

I run many lists for UK companies/organizations (and have for years). 
I've never run into this but if it was a concern to someone I'd suggest 
they disable the built-in archiving and go another route. You can use 
other archiving systems,  you know.


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