[Mailman-Users] Importing Emails

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Feb 2 21:35:27 CET 2012

Walter Logeman wrote:
>I'm moving to mailman from another service and I'd like to ask them to
>provide a file of several years of email for our records.
>Is it possible to import emails into Mailman?  Can I include
>attachments in an import?  What format would I be advised to ask for
>the emails to be in from the old group?

Ideally, you will be able to get all the archival mails as a 'Unix
mbox' format file. This can be imported directly into a list's
pipermail archive using Mailman's bin/arch tool. There is also a
bin/cleanarch tool which can check the mbox for unescaped 'From '
lines which can confuse bin/arch.

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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