[Mailman-Users] Direct message to archive only?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Mar 14 02:19:39 CET 2014

On 03/13/2014 04:21 PM, Keith Bierman wrote:
> Similar to that posting, I find myself needing to "replay" off list
> discussions for the record. With mailman, controlled by cPanel is there any
> way to accomplish this without actually posting to the list itself?

Here's how I would do it.

1) create a *nix mbox format file containing the messages.
2) stop mailman
3) run Mailman's 'bin/arch LISTNAME /path/to/mbox_created_in_1
4) cat >> archives/private/LISTNAME.mbox/LISTNAME.mbox <
5) start mailman

LISTNAME is the cPanel list name, i.e. list_domain

steps 2 and 5 are to ensure no other messages arrive between steps 3 and
4. It isn't critical if they do, but it would result in renumbering of
these messages if the archive is ever rebuilt in total from

Another way to do it would be to stop Mailman's OutgoingRunner only,
post the messages to the list, remove the queue entries for those
messages only from Mailman's out/ queue and restart OutgoingRunner.

Or do a similar thing with the MTA rather than OutgoingRunner.

Note that it is unlikely that a list owner in a shared hosted cPanel
environment would have the necessary access to do any of the above.

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