[Mailman-Users] searchable archive interface desired
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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