[Mailman-Users] Accessing archives from "deleted" mailing list

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Mar 4 11:21:04 EST 2016

On 03/03/2016 04:00 PM, pc03 at mulligan.org wrote:
> I removed a mailing list, but left the archive intact. Is there a way to
> access the archive via the web interface.  Since the mailing list has
> been deleted it seems that:
> http://mail.example.org/private/listname no longer works.

Correct. If the archives were private and the list is gone, there's no
wat to authenticate list ownership/membership for access to the archives.

The simplest thing is to make the archives public by doing

cd /path/to/mailman/archives/public
ln -s ../private/listname listname

Then you can access the archive via the public URL, normally something
like <http://www.example.com/pipermail/listname>.

To avoid this situation in the future, set Archiving Options ->
archive_private to public before deleting the list.

If you don't want the archive to be completely public, you will have do
do this via the web server and control access there as well.

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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