Author: alex wennerberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2021 10:08:34 -0800
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+Simple, readonly mailing list archive.
An html mail archive, written in Rust. Similar to [Hypermail](https://github.com/hypermail-project/hypermail).
+Despite decades of technological development, mailing lists persist as part of
+the internet's infrastructure. Projects such as python, Go, postgresql, Linux,
+etc, all rely on self-hosted mailing lists for their development. Mailing lists
+are stable, persistent, and open to all. If you use a mailing list, you don't
+have to worry about a platform closing, removing a key feature, or taking
+actions that are against your values. Mailing lists are simple and based on
+open standards, and email has enormous existing software infrastructure to
+support it. Even in 2021, for many use cases, there exists no better
+alternative to email and mailing lists.
+Unfortunately, mailing lists have fallen out of popularity, and many people are
+trying to reinvent solutions to problems that mailing lists already solve. In
+my view, the problem is that, in many cases, there aren't very many good,
+modern options for mailing list software. Existing mailing list archives are
+extremely old, largely unmaintained, and lack certain key features. More
+"modern" mailing lists, like Discourse, are enormously complex and dificult to
+self-host. Crabmail is built for simplicity, ease of hosting, and longevity.
THIS IS VERY EARLY IN DEVELOPMENT!
Probably you don't want to work on this until it is more complete