On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 15:35:56 -0400
Sieru Efrem <sieru(_at_)hotmail(_dot_)com> wrote:
The project is to find a mail archiving utility with the ability to =
search for mails by text, date, etc. The people I am volunteering for
have a lot mailing lists and they need a way to archive and save some
of the messages they recieve for future reference.
So you have three problems:
When I recently approached largely the same problem I ended up with:
1) NetNews (inn2)
2) We:Search (cf GMane)
3) NNTP and NNTP-based clients (web, newsreaders, etc, primary web
interface is currently via a meowww derivative (NNTP CGI)).
So far, when dealing with middle order hundreds of thousands of
messages, this approach has come out way ahead.
Another approach I'm currently evaluating for a slightly different set
of requirements is a combo of Zope, Mailboxer, and ZCatalog. It looses
the clear deliniation of tasks and functionality, but its a rather slick
system that looks like it might work rather well for smaller needs (few
scores of thousands of messages).
What I need from you guys is information if Monharc can do the job?
MHonArc translates RFC822 messages into HTML or HTML analogues (I
have it produce PHP file currently). That's only a part of #1 and #2,
not the whole thing.
Does it have the capacity to search for texts as well or is it just
You can use other search and retrieval tools outside of MHonArc for the
indexing and directed retrieval.
Is there any other software I should look at that can do the job
better? What do you think is the best solution for this project?
I'd need a far more detailed set of requirements than you've provided.
I am thinking of integrating a mail archiving system with an open
source database, but if there is an all-in-one system already, please
let me know.
You might like to look at MHarc.
J C Lawrence
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