3.63. Help! My mailing list archives are messed up and have messages with bad timestamps and in the wrong date order!
Q: I'm seeing some messages in my archives that are showing up in the far future or in the far past, but they were actually just sent or received recently. How can I fix this?
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A: Only the site administrator can fix this, by putting an entry in the mm_cfg.py file, or changing the current setting in this file. The current default entry would look something like this:
The site administrator could choose to set the policy to be "1" instead of "2", and all "Date:" headers on messages will be corrected as of the time the archive is built, thus hopefully putting the messages back into the right order. Or, the "skew" could be reduced, so that messages are corrected based on a smaller window of time.
NOTE: Unfortunately, this technique may lead to some other problems – if the archive is rebuilt manually in the future, then those messages might get re-fixed again with the current date/time stamp as of that point, which would cause all these messages to be moved around in the archive.
This is an aspect of this feature that we hope will be fixed in the near future.
See also the message at http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users/2006-August/052646.html for a little more on this subject.
Last changed on Fri Nov 24 19:39:14 2006 by Mark Sapiro
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