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A mailing list that I am subscribed to, for reasons of privacy, has decided
to not archive its messages. I think this is an extremely silly idea, but
right now out of my control. My problem is that periodically I think I
remember something useful having been posted there, and want to search the
non-existant archives -- because I forget they do not exist.

The first erroneous piece of information I get is 'this archive is only
searchable by list members'. So I try to log in to read the list, and
despite typing my correct password, things fail with 'Authorization
Failed' rather than letting me discover that there were no archives to
be found. So you assume you haven't reset your password for this mailing
list to one of the several you are in the habit of using, and ask for
a password reminder -- to find out that all of this has been a complete
waste of time because your problem is that there is no archive, not
that you mistyped your password.

So -- is this just a bug -- should I report it -- or is this list
misconfigured? I can ask the list maintainer to change things if there
is a way we can avoid this.

Thanks very much,
Laura Creighton

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  • Mark Sapiro at Jun 3, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Laura Creighton wrote:
    A mailing list that I am subscribed to, for reasons of privacy, has decided
    to not archive its messages. I think this is an extremely silly idea, but
    right now out of my control. My problem is that periodically I think I
    remember something useful having been posted there, and want to search the
    non-existant archives -- because I forget they do not exist.

    The first erroneous piece of information I get is 'this archive is only
    searchable by list members'. So I try to log in to read the list, and
    despite typing my correct password, things fail with 'Authorization
    Failed' rather than letting me discover that there were no archives to
    be found. So you assume you haven't reset your password for this mailing
    list to one of the several you are in the habit of using, and ask for
    a password reminder -- to find out that all of this has been a complete
    waste of time because your problem is that there is no archive, not
    that you mistyped your password.

    So -- is this just a bug -- should I report it -- or is this list
    misconfigured? I can ask the list maintainer to change things if there
    is a way we can avoid this.

    I can't duplicate this problem. What Mailman version hosts this list?
    Are you sure you are logging in with the exact email address that is
    subscribed to the list?

    --
    Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
  • Laura Creighton at Jun 4, 2008 at 2:32 am

    In a message of Tue, 03 Jun 2008 15:38:36 PDT, Mark Sapiro writes:
    Laura Creighton wrote:
    A mailing list that I am subscribed to, for reasons of privacy, has dec ided
    to not archive its messages. I think this is an extremely silly idea, but
    right now out of my control. My problem is that periodically I think I
    remember something useful having been posted there, and want to search the
    non-existant archives -- because I forget they do not exist.

    The first erroneous piece of information I get is 'this archive is only
    searchable by list members'. So I try to log in to read the list, and
    despite typing my correct password, things fail with 'Authorization
    Failed' rather than letting me discover that there were no archives to
    be found. So you assume you haven't reset your password for this maili ng
    list to one of the several you are in the habit of using, and ask for
    a password reminder -- to find out that all of this has been a complete
    waste of time because your problem is that there is no archive, not
    that you mistyped your password.

    So -- is this just a bug -- should I report it -- or is this list
    misconfigured? I can ask the list maintainer to change things if there
    is a way we can avoid this.

    I can't duplicate this problem. What Mailman version hosts this list?
    Are you sure you are logging in with the exact email address that is
    subscribed to the list?
    Mailman version 2.1.9, and yes the email address is the same.

    Laura
    --
    Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan

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