Secondly, I have successfully used phpdig to generate a crude looking
engine associated with the mail archive but I think I would much rather be
using Namazu. However, the Namazu.org website has been down for several
months. I wondered whether there were any links anyone had on how to go
about installing it? I believe that the source files are still available
download, but I have a feeling I will need some instructions.
I anguished also when I had listserv archives to convert and index.
I threw a 11 year archive at Fluid Dynamics Search Engine. I had had a 5
year relationship with them using their logger. The price is free for
non-commercial and $40 for the lifetime license to use commercially. It has
a file domain realm that allows you to index certain files ie msg* and
disregards the mail* and thr* because your customer wants the information
and not the file cabinet. No datebaseese required.
Of course when the customers go to a archived message, they can use the
appropriate mail* or thr* file to follow that thread or see the surrounding
messages just like Earl intended.
See the application at work with Mhonarc at:
or any page on that domain.
The search engine site et all : http://www.xav.com