[Mailman-Users] converting an e-mail discussion to a list (with existing archive)

Marcel Giannelia (Felix) info at skeena.net
Wed Feb 5 05:24:20 CET 2014

On Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:11:25 -0800
Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:

> On 2/2/14 10:14 PM, Marcel (Felix) Giannelia wrote:
> > [...]
> > 6. Start 'bounce'ing all messages related to the conversation to the
> > new list's posting address
> Steps 3. through 6. could be more easily accomplished by the
> following:
> 1) Gather all the emails into a single *nix mbox format file.
> Depending on your email client, this may already exist as the folder
> containing the desired messages.
> 2) copy that mbox file to
> /path/to/mailman/archives/private/listname.mbox/listname.mbox
> 3) run Mailman's
> bin/arch --wipe listname

I considered that, but didn't actually try it because:

- I didn't have all that many mails to import

- I thought mailman might be unhappy at being asked to process a bunch
  of e-mails that didn't have list headers

Can you confirm that arch will definitely handle an outside mbox
without issue? If so, that's good to know.


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