Roger Mosher writes:
>Yes. What to do? As I see it I am not going to able to do this thing
>manually for any time at all. The least that I need is a way to auto-
>distribute the incoming mail. Is there an existing script out there
>that can do this that I can use?
I run a sizeable net-wide mailing list as well as a couple local to
ORNL, and, although I don't spend much time processing add/remove
requests, I'd like not to have to fool with them.
The net-wide list (decstation-managers) uses a customized forwarder
that keeps a database of message ID's (for rejecting duplicates) and
enforces the list's policy of "no discussion" by rejecting articles
including the list address in the CC field only. This is a modified
version of the program Phil LeFabvre wrote for the sun-managers list.
Ideally, I'd like a program that could be plugged into the -request
address to handle add/remove/help requests. I'd like to avoid
reworking the list address itself.
I grabbed a copy of the UNIX listserv software, and it doesn't look
like it'd be too easy to use with decstation-managers. It also looks
overly complex. How easy is it to set-up and run a simple mailing
list using listserv? Does anyone have a concise description of what
needs to be done? The documentation is verbose, and I'd rather not
pore through it all.
What servers need to be run? How does one create a new list?
Are there any alternatives to listserv?
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