First step is to collect the complete archive from the yahoo group…

Mail man supports mbox format for importing archives. So we got to get the yahoo msgs into a single .mbox file. Which can be done using the simple perl utility yahoo2mbox 

To hav this working, we need to have perl installed if u are using windows or mac variants.. as I do .. So I installed Active perl and chked by executing perl in command line.. 🙂 happy things are goin on well till now

Code:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\archu>perl
print “Arch chking perl”
;
Arch chking perl
C:\Users\archu>

Kool.. Next step is to jus trigger this after downloading yahoo2mbox 

Jus give this and wait..

C:\Users\archu\Desktop\yahoo2mbox-0.23>perl yahoo2mbox.pl Indianlc

Keep waiting waiting.. 😦

Finally we get something like this after 15-20 mins

C:\Users\archu\Desktop\yahoo2mbox-0.23>perl yahoo2mbox.pl Indianlc
Logging in anonymously… ok.
Redirected from
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Indianlc/ to http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Indianlc/
Getting number of messages in group Indianlc…
Retrieving messages 1..525: ………………Start of message text not found: either <pre> nor <tt> tag found.

<SNIP>

…… done!
Saved 520 message(s) in Indianlc.

C:\Users\archu\Desktop\yahoo2mbox-0.23>

Except for the time it takes, this stuff does a pretty decent job..  Job done..

Now the admin whos having access to the local mailman installation should do the this..

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