[Mailman-Users] population of a new list from old content?

Jim Tittsler jwt at onjapan.net
Fri Jan 7 01:47:51 CET 2005

On Jan 7, 2005, at 05:02, Matthew Boeckman wrote:

> We've had a 5 year old email alias used internally by our tech staff 
> that I am turning into a Mailman list. I have the archives of the 
> alias as mbox (or just about anything else)... is there a way to 
> import those old emails to Mailman such that they are 
> archivable/searchable within Mailman?

The bin/arch tool (normally used with the --wipe argument) can take 
~mailman/archives/private/mylist.mbox/mylist.mbox (an mbox file) and 
(re)make pipermail archives.  If you prepend the old mbox to the one 
the new list has created, and do 'bin/arch --wipe mylist' you should 
get a rebuilt set of archives for 'mylist'.

(Note that by default, Mailman's Pipermail archiver does not include a 
search facility, although many people integrate one into their archive 

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