How to remove/edit message from a mailman archive

Removing or editing messages in mailman archives is not for the faint-of-heart.

If you think you need a message removed or edited, consider:

  • the message was sent out to a mailing list; there are likely many other copies, not just in the canonical archive
  • if the list was a public list, the archive itself might already be mirrored elsewhere (including on search engines).
  • Removing or editing a message from the "official" list archive can create an impression that the archive is not reliable.

If, after review of the above points, you still think you really need a message removed or edited from a mailing list archive hosted by May First/People Link, you should open a ticket with the request. Remember that the ticket will be a public ticket; posting full details about what needs to be removed will likely compound whatever problem you're trying to resolve. Post the ticket generically, and send details off-site to the person assigned to the ticket.

If you're an MF/PL administrator, and you are working on this, catalyst has instructions for tweaking message archives with mailman.

Last modified 13 years ago Last modified on Nov 20, 2008, 4:35:52 PM