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Converting a Mailing List [message #6721] Tue, 22 October 2002 11:50 Go to next message
jimk is currently offline  jimk   United States
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I'm not sure if this is the right forum or not, but I'm about to set up a FUD forum for my group and it sounds like the right place. Currently we run a discussion group via a mailing list. The mailing list runs using ezmlm, which I understand is very similar to a standard listserv.
My question is are there mailing list converters available, and if so where might I find them?

I want to convert my mailing list so that I don't just lose all of the archive information, and my members see all the old threads. Any ideas?


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Re: Converting a Mailing List [message #6724 is a reply to message #6721] Tue, 22 October 2002 12:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well, do you have a database of somesort a text file or SQL db with all the data? If so, then you could write a conversion script, based on existing conversion scripts avaliable. Since you'd be converting simple text data (user,subject,message) this should be a fairly easy script to cook up.

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Re: Converting a Mailing List [message #6726 is a reply to message #6721] Tue, 22 October 2002 13:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the quick reply. I looked at most of the scripts on this site and they all seem targeted to databases of some kind. Would there be something somewhere that you know which converts basic listserv (email/text) info?

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Re: Converting a Mailing List [message #6728 is a reply to message #6726] Tue, 22 October 2002 14:17 Go to previous message
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fraid not, but as I've said before the database (text) you are going to be importing contain very little data, essentially 4-5 fields that you care about. I do not imagine an import utility would be difficult to create.

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