On Feb 9, 2004, at 2:41 PM, Walter Lewis wrote:
> I had occasion to be thinking about this last fall a I contemplated the
> fact that out Mail server of choice has mailing list options but no
> archives options. I was looking for an agent that could be subscribed
> to the Mailing List and would put it's copies of the postings in a data
> store for indexing and searching.
> One of the issues that I bumped into was that was passes for HTML in
> some email programs is [insert expletive of choice here]. Putting it
> an XML data store was going to cause a tons of validation errors.
I am very happy with the email mailing list archiver I use. It is
Most importantly, it creates robust, metadata-rich HTML files. It also
creates, by default, browsable lists by author, date, subject, and even
thread. For example, see the source of an archived email message:
What' really cool is swish-e will pick up the contents of the meta tags
in the source file and make those field searchable indexes. Not bad.
BTW, when I use Hypermail, I use it in the most generic form. Very
little configuration. I could make the pages prettier, but I'm lazy.
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