[LINK] Changes in the support for the link list
07 Oct 2002 11:18:56 +1000
On Fri, 2002-10-04 at 10:23, John Clarke wrote:
> > Well, majordomo seems to use it's own internal format, whereas mailman
> > just uses pipermail. Perhaps some sort of perl script is in order?
> Mailman comes with a program for rebuilding archives
> (~mailman/bin/arch). I think majordomo's archives are in mbox format,
> so it should simply be a matter of running this script on each mbox.
This is indeed the case. I migrated the openssh-unix-dev and
csound-unix-dev mailing lists from Majordomo to Mailman early this year.
The process was largely painless: Mailman was able to import the
subscriber list and archives. The archives are stored in standard mbox
format and the aforementioned script can be used to ask Mailman to
process the raw archives into web archives (which are really nice).
I now have Mailman hooked up behind SpamAssassin, which stops a fair
amount of spam from reaching the lists. Unfortunately SpamAssassin's
efficacy has dropped off considerably in the last two months - I suspect
that the spammers are starting to seriously analyse the tools of their
enemies. Hopefully the new statistical techniques that are being played
with will make future tools more effective.
My only complaint with Mailman is the moderation interface. It is very
tedious to wade through posts which have been held up for various
reasons. Otherwise it has been very good.
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