OT mailing lists wit web interface

Dmitry Alexandrov 321942 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 24 23:05:05 UTC 2019

Harald Welte <laforge at osmocom.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 08:50:48PM +0200, Geza Giedke wrote:
>> I know that I'm old-fashioned in this respect, but I think for online discussions no better system than Usenet has been invented, but mailing lists are the next best options.
> Full ACK.
>> Is there any software that could provide a (bidirectional) interface between a webforum and a mailinglist?

There are some, but they are typically broken in some regard or another.  For instance, a Drupal module used by https://trisquel.info, among numerous minor issues, tries to parse text/plain mail as HTML source, so anything between ‘<’ and ‘>’ is eaten, fails to preserve attachments (in either direction).

> There was the software used at gmane.org, which for many years provided not only a web archive to mailing lists, but also NNTP access. In fact, I believe their custom NNTP ssrver was actually the main storage backend.
> Unfortunately when gmane.org went down it never really recovered

Actually, no, gmane.org is alive.

Lars decided to cease HTTP access — mostly due to legal issues (and in a view of much more oppressive laws like GDPR adopted since then, it’s unlikely that he would change his mind), but NNTP interface is still there, requests to add new m/l for archiving are still accepted too.
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