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 The kernel.org administrators will combine the archive they receive from you with the messages they have pre-collected,​ to make sure there is no interruption between when your archive collection was completed and when public-inbox starts receiving new messages. You will be notified when the mailing list is ready to be accessed via lore.kernel.org. The kernel.org administrators will combine the archive they receive from you with the messages they have pre-collected,​ to make sure there is no interruption between when your archive collection was completed and when public-inbox starts receiving new messages. You will be notified when the mailing list is ready to be accessed via lore.kernel.org.
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 +====== Can you use mailman archives? ======
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 +We *can* use mailman'​s pipermail archives, but it's best if it's done as a final filler for anything not collected elsewhere, for these reasons:
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 +  - Mailman'​s pipermail .gz archives are not, technically,​ valid mailboxes (they don't properly escape "From " in message bodies). They must be mangled in order to be properly imported.
 +  - They have bare minimal headers that don't include any "​Received"​ lines, original recipients, cc's, or List-ID.
 +  - They mangle the mime structure of the message to scrub any attachments,​ including digital signatures.
 +  - They escape email addresses to make @->"​ at " replacements,​ which must then be replaced back.
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 +We suggest you proceed with archive collection per above, and then fill in any missing bits with pipermail archives as the last step (the list-archive-marker.py script has automated functionality to do this).
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