> Aside from the issue of fairness to the authors, there's the
> practical question of confusion amongst users of these MLMs.
> Anyone used to "Revised LISTSERV" for example can get rather upset
> when addressing an MLM with <listserv@...> and getting unexpected
> So for those currently using <listserv@...> as address but not
> running "Revised LISTSERV", and for those thinking of using an MLM
> other than the "Revised LISTSERV" MLM, may I urge you to consider
> changeing that address to something more applicable to the MLM (to
> be) used?
Hmmm. I have over 2,000 users on a non-"Revised Listserv" called
"email@example.com", and nobody has ever complained. Could it be that
this esoteric stuff is more interesting to developers than to users,
who just might be smarter than we think? Could it be that users of
"Revised LISTSERV" are fewer in number than the hordes of new
users that are flooding the Internet?
As far as fairness to the authors, I don't think the property rights
go as far as to the name "listserver". "LISTSERV" is just
"listserver" truncated to 8 characters to meet the needs of an e-mail
system based on the concept of moving punched cards between hosts.
If I change the name to "LISTMGR", how am I providing better service?
I rather think I'll be confusing people.