[Mailman-Users] Safe Archive Clean

Young, Darren Darren.Young at ChicagoGSB.edu
Mon Mar 7 17:59:17 CET 2005

Is it safe to simply do something such as this in the archive directory:
find /home/mailman/archives/private -ctime +30 -exec rm -fr {} \;

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Tokio Kikuchi [mailto:tkikuchi at is.kochi-u.ac.jp] 
	Sent: Sun 3/6/2005 1:08 AM 
	To: Young, Darren 
	Cc: mailman-users at python.org 
	Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Safe Archive Clean

	Young, Darren wrote:
	> Now, what I'm finding is that if a list has content filtering disabled,
	> or set to allow other MIME types through (such as HTML) and if a member
	> is of type digest and they have the plain option enabled for digests,
	> they receive a message in their digest with a URL of where they can see
	> a copy of the original message. The URL included has a pipermail address
	> in it. On the server, the file was placed in that directory however I
	> have pipermail disabled (since we don't support archives). Any way to
	> disable this part or do I just need to wipe those archived files?
	Currently, the plain text digest saves attachments in the pipermail area
	on the hypothis that the archive is available. Or, the digest members
	have no means to get the attachments other than to decode MIME manually.
	You should wipe the archive periodically if you don't want those to be
	kept in the archive area. You may also have to tell the list owners (and
	users) your policy and not to use plain text digests but use mime digests.
	You will have to hack the code if you want to do this silently.
	Tokio Kikuchi, tkikuchi@ is.kochi-u.ac.jp

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