[Mailman-Users] searchable archive interface desired

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Wed Jul 18 20:54:06 CEST 2007

On 7/18/07, Datatude wrote:

>  One list I jsut started has already started accruing in the archives
>  incredibly valuable technical information posted by my colleagues.
>  However, it appears there is no Search feature for the archives.

Correct.  Mailman does not have any integrated search function.

It is possible to replace the built-in archive function with a 
third-party option that may incorporate a search function (e.g., 
mhonarc).  It is also possible to apply patches to integrate a search 
function into Mailman (e.g., ht:dig or Namazu), but these are only 
semi-official patches at best.

The general subject of making your archives searchable is covered at 

For Namazu, see 

>  Is there an easy way to replace the UI for the archives so that they are
>  searchable and return a hit-list of posts (preferable) or threads
>  (second best)?

If your archives are publicly accessible, you can search them with 
Google (or other web search engines), just like you can do with the 
archives of the mailman-users mailing list (see 

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