How to convert a Coreblog into the archive of a mailing-list
Use the moblog feature of Coreblog to archive a mailing-list. I used Mailman for the following example, and tested it at Zettai Zope hosting.
- Subscribe the moblog email address to a given Mailman mailing list
- at the msg_header variable of the non-digest options of Mailman write the moblog-password and another line as: password_word category_word
- Add that password_word to the "Password for adding entry" moblog feature of your coreblog settings.
- Leave the "Sender address for moblog" empty (in case itÂ´s an open mailing-list, but if itÂ´s a bulletin or newsletter-like list with an unique sender all the time, put that sender's address at this setting of your coreblog).
- the category_word is necessary, if not, the moblog entry will ignore the line next to the password_word
- subscribers of the list will always see their messages beginning with the password_word and the category_word
- if a subscriber sends a message with the password_word to the moblog address, it will appear at the coreblog. Solution: always hide the moblog address, don't make it public or easy to guess.
- maybe some Mailman subscribers will have problems receiving the posts, as the content of the messages after the password_word and the category_word may appear to some wrapped in an attachment, and if they have some email client that blocks attachments, then... (don't know much about this problem, I just suspect that it may happen).
So, I can now convert a Coreblog into the archive of a Mailman mailing-list. But why should one want to do such a thing?
Well, email and mailing-list usage is a subject of very personal preferences :-)