[Mailman-Users] Mailing list with no archive

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Jun 4 00:38:36 CEST 2008

Laura Creighton wrote:
> A mailing list that I am subscribed to, for reasons of privacy, has decided
> to not archive its messages.  I think this is an extremely silly idea, but
> right now out of my control.  My problem is that periodically I think I
> remember something useful having been posted there, and want to search the
> non-existant archives -- because I forget they do not exist.
> The first erroneous piece of information I get is 'this archive is only
> searchable by list members'.  So I try to log in to read the list, and
> despite typing my correct password, things fail with 'Authorization
> Failed' rather than letting me discover that there were no archives to
> be found.  So you assume you haven't reset your password for this mailing
> list to one of the several you are in the habit of using, and ask for
> a password reminder -- to find out that all of this has been a complete
> waste of time because your problem is that there is no archive, not
> that you mistyped your password.
> So -- is this just a bug -- should I report it -- or is this list
> misconfigured?  I can ask the list maintainer to change things if there
> is a way we can avoid this.

I can't duplicate this problem. What Mailman version hosts this list? 
Are you sure you are logging in with the exact email address that is 
subscribed to the list?

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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