Last week I went on an exercise to import the paraview-developers mailing list to nabble forum. It involved:
- downloading the monthly mail archives from the archive page
- concatenating the text files into a Linux mbox,
- emailing the nabble forum administrator to upload the mbox to the forum, and
- subscribing the nabble forum mailinglist to paraview-developers.
Quora gave me the idea on what to do: http://www.quora.com/Internet-Forums/How-do-I-migrate-archives-of-a-mailing-list-to-a-forum
Fun fact: the Perl scripts were written and the mailing list archives downloaded on the bus trip from Chapel Hill to Durham thanks to the free wifi on the Triangle Transit bus.
Here’s the result:http://the-unofficial-paraview-developers-forum.34153.n6.nabble.com/
Sadly, I discovered today that such a service already exists: http://markmail.org/search/?q=paraview