[Mailman-Users] Host won't upgrade, what are my options?

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Wed Nov 2 16:30:23 CET 2005

At 11:51 PM -0500 2005-11-01, Sam Santos wrote:

>  I have a problem with my current host (Hostway). The only "upgrade" to
>  mailman they support would result in me losing my archives and basically
>  starting from scratch.


>  Unfortunately, I don't have access to the mailman installation... at least
>  not as far as I can tell (warning: I'm fairly new to this side of things).
>  Is there any hope for my archives at all?

	You may be able to grab the "cooked" text format archives, modify 
them to look more like proper 7th edtion "mbox" format raw source 
archives, and then import them into your new mailing at your new 
provider.  Or, your new provider may be able to do that for you.

	But otherwise, there's not much you can do without being able to 
get access to the source archive mbox files.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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