For installation instructions, please read INSTALL.
For contact information, please read AUTHORS.
For common questions, please read FAQ.
What is lurker?
An archiver which can handle extremely large amounts of email.
It is fast, intuitive, and customizable.
- Full field *fast* searching
This allows searches like "find me all messages with foo and bar in
the body, and beer in the subject in this date range" and much more.
- Chronological threading
Every other package with threaded-view breaks the arrival order of
messages in order to display linkage. Often, they also indent quite
deeply and eventually break when people reply back and forth enough
times. Lurker uses a different approach which not only preserves
arrival order, but also does not nest so deeply that it fails when
the replies are too deep. Plus, it's prettier. :-)
- Message threading navigation
Lurker has a handy navigation graphic available in each message
which allows a user to easily see and move between messages that
- File attachment support
Not only does lurker fully understand MIME, it makes file
attachments available for download and directly embeds those a
browser can display in the message view.
- Multi-lingual support
Lurker uses utf-8 and can therefore support chinese characters in
the same page as german. Further, it is easily localized with
translations already available for English, German, and Japanese.
- Cache files available directly to the web server
Instead of generating each page dynamically, lurker operates as an
error document and creates missing pages on the fly. These pages
are then available direct to the server for later requests. This
scheme allows lurker to survive a slashdotting more easily since
the pages do not need to be rerendered each time.
- Completely customizable output
Lurker outputs XML which is formatted via XSLT. If a site wishes to
simply change the formatting, colours, or graphics, it need merely
change the stylesheet (or choose an existing alternative). If the
site needs to make actual structural changes, this is as easy as
editing the xsl used to render the html. Further, if browsers
support it, lurker will transmit the gzipped xml directly thus
reducing bandwidth usage for the heftier html.