[Mailman-Users] Possible to import mailing lists?

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Mon Jun 19 17:53:16 CEST 2006

Ryan Steele wrote:

>I was wondering if it is possible in Mailman 2.5.1 to import a mailing 
>list?  Apparently, just copying the .pck's to the lists directory 
>doesn't do the trick.

If you're talking about a list from another Mailman installation, it
should work provided the source list doesn't use a custom member
adaptor. All the list configuration and membership information is in
lists/<listname>/config.pck. requests.pck and pending.pck have
information about held messages and unconfirmed requests. If you want
to move held messages, you have to move the messages themselves which
are in data/heldmsg-<listname>-nnnn.pck. There may also be a
digest.mbox containing posts for the next digest.

In general, just moving the config.pck will move the list, and moving
archives/private/<listname>* will move the archives.

If the new host has a different name, you probably also have to run

What specific problem did you have?

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