Email list hosting service & mailing list manager

Mailing list hosting under @scheme.org Lassi Kortela (05 Dec 2023 19:47 UTC)
Re: Mailing list hosting under @scheme.org John Cowan (05 Dec 2023 20:06 UTC)
Mailing lists and archival Lassi Kortela (05 Dec 2023 20:17 UTC)
Re: Mailing lists and archival Arthur A. Gleckler (06 Dec 2023 02:12 UTC)
Re: Mailing lists and archival Lassi Kortela (06 Dec 2023 21:17 UTC)
Re: Mailing lists and archival Arthur A. Gleckler (06 Dec 2023 21:19 UTC)

Mailing lists and archival Lassi Kortela 05 Dec 2023 20:17 UTC

> That's one problem, but another problem is long-term archiving.  GG
> provides controlled spam filtering plus long-term archiving, which is
> why I used it for the WG1 and WG2 mailing lists.  I know lots of people
> don't like Google because they are Evil, but they are also Lawful.

Interesting. IMHO archives of scheme.org (everything, not just the
mailing lists) should be distributed. We should have a network of
individuals who keep archives and update them now and then. The process
should be as simple as possible. Something like pulling a git repo that
has checksums of everything, rsyncing the files themselves, and
verifying the checksums. (Git LFS is likely to be harder and more
brittle than that.)

Mailing list archives should be public, but it's not clear whether the
full mail headers should. Perhaps not. The legitimate interest in how
mail is routed and which computer it comes from is abuse, which the list
admins will deal with immediately. It's not relevant in the long term.

I think it's unwise to offer the service of hosting private mailing
lists (i.e. where only an inner circle can read the mail). That is more
likely to backfire in more than one way than to help the community.