Mailman comes with a built-in web-based archiver called
Pipermail, although it can be configured to use external,
third party archivers.
- This option tells Mailman whether to archive messages it receives
or not, regardless of whether Pipermail or a third party archiver
is used. Turn this off if you don't want to archive messages.
Note that senders can control whether their own posts are
archived, on an individual per-message basis. If the posted
message has a header (regardless of
value), or a header with a value of
No (case insensitive), then the message will not be
archived, although it will be treated as normal in all other
- Controls whether Pipermail archives are private or public.
Private archives require a valid member address and password, or a
list administrator password in order to access them. This
option has no effect when a third party archiver is used.
- Controls how Pipermail splits messages in the archive. The most
common option is Monthly meaning a new archive volume is
started every month. Very high volume lists may want a shorter
frequency (e.g. Weekly or Daily) where as lower
volume lists may want a longer frequency (e.g. Yearly).
This option has no effect when a third party archiver is used.