[Mailman-Users] Search and import
hendry at iki.fi
Thu Aug 11 02:46:40 CEST 2005
On 2005-08-10T11:29+0200 Brad Knowles wrote:
> You should search the Mailman FAQ Wizard at
> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py> before posting questions
> like this.
Somehow I missed this from http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/
It should be made clearer.
> > I have a bunch of emails from another system that I wish to import
> >to mailman.
> Not a problem. The answer is in the FAQ.
I wonder how I convert my messages which are individual files to a mbox?
Just cat them?
> > I don't think I have access to mailman directly as my hosting company
> > set it up for me. So any tips of how I send these mails and maintain the
> > date?
> That's a problem. If you want to import archives from another
> list, you have to have command-line access. In this case, you'd have
> to ask your hosting company to do it for you.
> The issue here is that Mailman was never designed to be abused in
> the way that hosting companies are now doing. It was intended to be
> something that an organization sets up for itself, and where you've
> got complete control over everything yourself. It was never intended
> to be used in a hosting environment. People who abuse it in that way
> need to provide a lot of support to their hosting customers,
> otherwise you lose much of the functionality.
Please! I think it is a bit harsh to call it "abuse".
Ideally there should be a mail or Web interface for this feature.
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