[Mailman-Users] How to actively read the list online?

Lucio Chiappetti lucio at lambrate.inaf.it
Fri Jul 8 12:44:47 EDT 2016

On Fri, 8 Jul 2016, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> On 7/7/16 3:33 PM, Richard Johnson wrote:

>> Is there any way to setup a web page which would automatically update 
>> to show the most recent messages in the archive?

> It depends on whether the list's archives are public or not. [...] For 
> private archives, you would need an authentication scheme which would 
> presumably need to talk to Mailman.

I have been participating in discussion lists both with public and private 
archives (as well as in usenet newsgroups :-)) and managing some of them 
locally or remotely  *using the mailman native archiving*  and I do not 
see any difference or difficulties between the two.

Usually the archive (all those which I have seen are by month, and can be 
sorted by thread, date or author) is updated as soon as I receive a copy 
of a post.

It is true that in case of private archives the users will have to 
autenticate on the mailman site. I.e. they have to be mailing list 

So your problem is that some former users do not want to receive a mail 
but JUST access the archives ?  They could be members of the mailing list 
set to "NO MAIL", couldn't they ?

(I have a small, 25 or so members list, where 22 are full (voting) 
members, and 3 are observers (former members). All receive normal 
messages, but when I issue a call-for-votes I set the 3 observers to NO 
MAIL, send the message, then reset them to normal mail reception.  This 
simply prevents the observers to send me back votes which will not be 
counted anyhow.)

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