Importing/migrating Mailman mbox files into Google Groups?

Skip Montanaro skip.montanaro at
Sat Apr 18 14:50:13 CEST 2015

On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 7:33 PM, Cameron Simpson <cs at> wrote:
> However, before you get very excited see if people can get messages back out
> of the archive. A major annoyance for me with GGroups versus mailman is that
> if I join a group I cannot download the historical archive. (This is a
> standard step for me when I join a mailing list. I hear mailman 3 might be
> tossing this facility; I am unimpressed.)

I'll clarify briefly. The archives are from a now-defunct mailing list
which accumulated about 190k posts during its nearly ten-year life.
The only interface to the archives is a rather feeble search
interface. There is no way to just read through the archives in
chronological fashion. I know Google Groups isn't very popular here,
but trust me, it would provide a much better interface to these
archives than the current search interface. I will obviously verify
that the messages can be read through GG before dumping all of them
into this archive.


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