Get the public URL from a mail

Bug #956889 reported by Andrea Crotti
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #266684: Archive URL in Email. Edit Remove
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GNU Mailman
Red Flag Midinux

Bug Description

This is more a feature request than a bug.

Often when I'm reading mails from mailing lists I would like to get easily the url from the web page-archives, which is useful to show the thread to other people that are not on the list.

Is there a way to do this already?

If not I think there are two options at least:
1. create a way in the API to retrieve the url in the archives from the mail ID
2. add an customisable option where the user can ask to get the public URL attached to every email he receives.

The second seems easier to implement though,
any ideas?

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Stephen Turnbull (stephen-xemacs) wrote :

You don't have it in Mailman 2 because the archive URL is assigned by the archiver, and there's no way to retrieve it at archiving time. In pipermail, a message's ID is history dependent (specifically, how many messages have been archived so far this month), so it's not possible to calculate it either.

In Mailman 3 there is provision for a permanent, well-behaved ID for every post (the message_id_hash), so it will be possible to add this feature for the default archiver (which is in the process of being written by Toshio IIRC).

I am pretty sure this bug has been posted before.

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