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Archiving all the email newsletters. Join the discussion in #projectnewsletter.
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- Have a separate email address for each newsletter.
- Have a page where people can create new email accounts and sign them up for newsletters.
- Public access to the email addresses will need to be limited to prevent random spam from entering the archives.
- Have a way for people to forward past 'issues' of newsletters. Submitted newsletter issues can be verified using copies from multiple submitters.
- Problem: a lot of newsletters require you to click a confirmation link in an email. Some solutions:
- Make the archiving tools search the email content for confirmation links and follow them.
- Have a password protected page where people can click confirm links.
- First solution is better, but the second one could be used if the bot fails to properly follow the confirmation link.
- Problem: some newsletters require the initial email to be replied to for confirmation.
- Solution: Make the archiving tools auto-reply to the first email received from a newsletter.
- Download image URLs in each email with wget.
- Upload received emails to IA in ArchiveBot-like GO packs, and separate files by the receiving account.
- Provide an interface for reading archived emails.
- Have a bot crawl the web looking for more newsletters.
- Should it automatically create a new email address and try signing up for newsletters, or should there be some sort of human intervention?
- Problem: if unsubscribe links are made public and followed, the archiving address will be unsubscribed.