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Author humberto
Full name Humberto Hernandez
Date 2002-12-18 16:52:26 PST
Message Thank you Andreas. I tried to be brief on my message but isn't clear. Sorry.

I know that eyebrowse is only the archive viewer. My problem was on getting
the messages on the mbox file. My plan now is to add and delete users from
the list manualy. That is, asking the administrator to make the changes.
Then my problem was on how to update the mailbox file. What I ended up doing
is creating a user in /etc/passwd for the list with /bin/false as the
default shell to disable it. Then added the /var/mail/archive-user file in
eyebrowse and that's it. The next step is going to be adding a crontab to
update eyebrowse.

Thanks
--
  Humberto

-----Original Message-----
From: Andreas Guenther [mailto:aguenther@fl​ying-orange.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 1:42 PM
To: users at eyebrowse dot tigris dot org
Subject: Re: [OT] How to fill the mbox files


Humberto,
First let me tell you that Eyebrowse is a mailing list viewer and not a
mailing list manager. Also, you made some statements I don't quite
understand:

On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 12:59:53PM -0600, Humberto Hernandez Torres wrote:
> Finally, I was able to successflully run eyebrowse. But my problem is how
to
> get messages in it and I wanted to get an advise from you. We manage our
> e-mail in NT with Exchange but I have eyebrowse installed in Linux. What I
> was thinking is adding and removing users from the list manually (We don't
> have many users).
What do you mean by adding and removing users from the list? Do you have a
mailing list manager on Windows running that can subscribe users or are you
referring to Eyebrowse lists? Since Eyebrowse is solely a mailing list
viewer you still need to feed the mbox, usually through a mailing list
manager. This is typically user independent and rather list address
specific. But you might want to see all messages from a particular user if
the list address matches a user email address. Can you elaborate on this a
bit more.

>
> To add messages in the list I can see these options:
>
> Option one. Create an alias in /etc/aliases that redirects the messages to
a
> file. Would that file be in mbox format? Would I have locking problems?
>
> Option two. Do the files in /var/mail have an mbox format? How can I
receive
> messages in them without creating a user for every list archive?
>
> Does anyone have other suggestions?
>From your description I can't tell how your messages get from the Exchange
server to the linux box, via a SMTP server running on linux or a POP3
connection to Exchange using e.g. fetchmail on linux. But regardless of this
I recommend to use a SMTP server and then depending on your needs and if
really necessary a mailing list manager. I suggest to check out
www.qmail.org as your MTA (SMTP server) and www.ezmlm.org as your MLM
(mailing list manager). Both work smoothly together and qmail provides an
easy way to deal with multiple addresses and email aliases without creating
new users or changing /etc entries.

Hope that helps,
-Andreas

>
> --
> Humberto
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