[Mailman-Users] Retention policy for archives

Scott Neader scott at qth.com
Tue Jan 16 14:03:44 EST 2018

I love this idea.  If anyone actually modifies the script to do this,
please let me know.  At the very least, it preserves the "history" that the
message existed, along with the subject line.  Sometimes, that is enough to
be very helpful!

- Scott

On Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 12:46 PM, Grant Taylor via Mailman-Users <
mailman-users at python.org> wrote:

> On 01/16/2018 11:17 AM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>> The down side of this is each time you run it, the messages in the
>> archive will be renumbered and prior saved URLs to archived messages will
>> no longer work.
> It seems like it would be possible to augment the prune_arch script to add
> place holder messages for pruned messages thus making sure that the prior
> saved URLs would still be valid.  I.e.:
> | From:  Pruned <maillist at example.net>
> | To: Mail List <maillist at example.net>
> | Subject: Pruned
> | Date: $originalDate
> |
> | This message has been pruned from the archive.
> I think that the ~160 bytes that each pruned message would consume would
> be worth retaining the functionality of the prior saved URLs.
> Just my 2¢ worth.

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