[Mailman-Users] Retaining mails in inbox

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Mon Aug 27 19:44:49 CEST 2007

Jack Li wrote:

>I have tested it with my personal email account and it works.
>However, it seems that mailman doesn't keep the mails in inbox so I couldn't
>retrieve any mail from it.
>Is there a way to retain mails in in box?

There is no 'inbox' for Mailman as normally installed. Incoming mail is
piped by the MTA directly to Mailman without ever being stored in an

What you need to do is subscribe some local address to the list(s) so
that list posts are delivered to the inbox of that address and use
that as the source of messages for the archive forum.

Alternatively, you may be able to use Mailman's
archives/private/listname.mbox/listname.mbox file(s) directly as the
inbox for the archive forum.

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