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A preview of HyperKitty's reimagined mailing list interface

A preview of HyperKitty's reimagined mailing list interface

Posted Apr 30, 2014 16:15 UTC (Wed) by dw (subscriber, #12017)
Parent article: A preview of HyperKitty's reimagined mailing list interface

It seems the ability to download plain mboxes has been removed, thus negating one of the chief benefits of hypermail over just about any other system (in particular Google Groups). I hope this feature returns before a final release happens


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A preview of HyperKitty's reimagined mailing list interface

Posted May 1, 2014 13:09 UTC (Thu) by hmh (subscriber, #3838) [Link]

"Download as mbox" or alternatively "download as maildir" are basically the "liberate the community data" and "allow fast local mirrors of the archive" functionality for email mailing lists... If it doesn't have that, it is a show stopper as far as I'm concerned. Maybe a plugin can fix that, but it is best implemented well integrated with the archive web interface.

Also, that simple "like/dislike" reputation bling can be actively harmful and needs to be optional per-list (and waste no resources when disabled). Maybe it is already implemented like that.

This might actually be personal preference bias, but IMO the new web interface looks way too complex and full of useless information (i.e. high noise), it has indirections that get in the way of getting work done, and it has too low information/screen density.

Also, it may well be too complex for casual users.

A preview of HyperKitty's reimagined mailing list interface

Posted May 3, 2014 23:08 UTC (Sat) by BenHutchings (subscriber, #37955) [Link]

Even today, those mboxes are usually corrupted (stripped attachments, mangled email addresses).


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