[Mailman-Users] Missing archives and deleting archive messages.

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Dec 19 23:06:15 CET 2011

JRC Groups wrote:

>Question 1:
>Two (2) out of the five lists I created on my Mac OS X server are not
>displaying their archives. I get as far as the default Mailman subscription
>page for these two lists but once I click on the link on top of the page
>that should go to the list's archives I get a blank browser page stating
>"Safari can't find the server" (I'm on a Mac). On the next line it states
>the following:
>Safari can't open the page "http://domain.com/mailman/private/listname/"
>because Safari can't find the server "domain.com".

Is the host name (domain.com) the same as the host name in the URL of
the listinfo page you went to? If so, this is a Safari or Mac OS issue
of some kind. If not, the list's web_page_url attribute is wrong and
you need to run fix_url to fix it. See the FAQ at

>Just to make this clear, I don't believe it can't find the server since this
>works for the other three (3) lists I have on the server. Only two seem to
>be displaying this behavior.
>Question 2:
>On a few of the lists I have created I have messages in their archives that
>were sent just as test messages to ensure the lists were working right. I
>don't want to have these messages as part of the lists' archives once I have
>subscribers signing up for the lists. How can I (1) delete the entire
>archive for a list and (2) delete only specific messages ?

See the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/2YA9>.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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