Author: alex wennerberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2021 01:02:35 -0800
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-Simple, readonly mailing list archive.
+A static mail HTML archive for the 21st century, written in Rust. Includes helpful "modern" features that existing solutions lack, like:
-An html mail archive, written in Rust. Similar to [Hypermail](https://github.com/hypermail-project/hypermail).
+* Responsive UI
+* Single-page threads
+* Working mailto: links
+* Thread-based Atom feeds
-Crabmail is built for simplicity, ease of hosting, and longevity.
-* Read-only: does not handle sending out emails, only displaying an archive. Updates to the archive can be followed via RSS. This greatly simplifies operational burden
-* Static: ...
-* Brutalist: Crabmail accepts email as-is, including its limitations, rather than trying to hide or obscure the underlying protocols
-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. And unfortunately, many communities
-(and even institutions) have moved away from mailing lists and towards
-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
-THIS IS VERY EARLY IN DEVELOPMENT!
-Probably you don't want to work on this until it is more complete
-Ticket tracker until I can get it self hosted:
-mailing list until I get it self hosted:
+Mailing list until I get it self hosted: