mailman2discourse is a command line tool to import a
mailman2 configuration (as found in the
config.pck file) into a discourse category available on PyPI. A user is created for each member of the mailing list and they are notified when a new message is posted to the category (unless their mailman2 option was to never receive any mail). The moderators of a private mailing list become members of a discourse group who can review every new post. If the archives of the mailing list are not public, the discourse category is only visible to a discourse group mimicing the mailman2 membership list.
$ pipenv install mailman2discourse
- API Key (from
/admin/api/keys/new) with a
- An admin user (for instance
- An mbox importer container with
- Not including - “templates/web.ratelimited.template.yml”
config.pckfile of the mailman2 mailing list
To import the
firstname.lastname@example.org mailman2 mailing list:
$ mailman2discourse --url http://172.19.0.2 --api-key APIKEY --api-user admin \ --mailman-config config.pck \ --list listname --domain example.com
The import is idempotent, meaning it is safe to run it multiple times, for instance if it was interrupted or when the
config.pck file is updated.
The content of the archives can then be imported.
The mailing list archives can be imported using the mbox
.mbox.gz must be placed in a directory that has the
same name as the category created by
The best place to report problems is the issue tracker but posting on this topic is also fine.