Online since July 2009, our goal is to help make the huge amount of knowledge traded in public lists available in a very user-friendly format over the web. The actual archiving is done by a custom program called Newman.
This page is general: some feature documentation can be found on this page.
List admins can simply add email@example.com to their subscribers list, and archiving will start automatically. Old messages can be imported from MBOX-style archive files: please contact us to set this up.
Probably. Any list adhering to RFC 2369 will do. At the bare minimum, every message needs the List-Id header. ArchiveOrange obeys the X-No-Archive message header.
If RFC standards were followed by everyone, we probably wouldn't need this section. The vast majority of lists will work fine with this service, but some mailing list managers (MLMs) are better than others.
|List Manager||Works with ArchiveOrange?||Thoughts|
|GNU Mailman||Yes||Good, and very popular. Conforms to most RFC standards, sends useful headers, has its own basic archiving capability, and you can manage your subscription from a simple web interface. Nevertheless includes a number of poor design decisions, including useless and insecure passwords, rewriting Message-Id headers, and particularly bad MBOX-like archiving.|
|ezmlm||Yes||Good. Subscriptions managed by commands sent by email (though an extension seems to exist for web administration, it is not included by default). Only works with the qmail MTA. Has the unhelpful habit of adding the X-No-Archive header to every message, rendering it meaningless. We ignore this header when it's coming from an ezmlm server.|
|mlmmj||Yes||Good. Similar to ezmlm, but compatible with more common MTAs.|
|Sympa||Yes||Good. Subscriptions managed by commands sent by email. Also adds X-No-Archive to every message by default.|
|Majordomo||Yes||Good. Subscription management is by commands sent by email, though there are web interface addons available with limited functionality.|
|SmartList||Yes||Good. Another solid MLM.|
|LISTSERV||Sometimes||It's old, and it's awful. Seems to be dying, thankfully. Does not conform to RFC 2369 or send headers making it possible to identify what it's doing. Users must send messages my email to manage subscriptions. Sometimes does not seem to require subscription confirmation. Has a strange affinity for uppercase letters.|
No problem. Contact us, and we'll get it sorted out.
Our most popular request! Send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) including the offending URL and we will get back to you shortly. Since we strive to maintain a complete record of the list activity, we won't remove entire threads except under exceptional circumstances. However, we respect your privacy and will always remove your personal information from them. In the future, you can opt out of archiving by configuring your mail client to set the X-No-Archive header.
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