> to list articles will be transmitted over mail, and (assuming all goes well)
> will arrive at the list processor appearing as though they came from our
> subscribers, not the America Online distribution mechanism.
The question is who does the response appear to be from? If it appears
to be from the AOL user's internet address (e.g. "firstname.lastname@example.org") then
some list manager programs will reject the response, for the reason
that "the user is not on the list." (I'm not saying that this is a
good way to behave, but it is a fact of life.) If the responses all
come from "email@example.com" (or whatever the address you use to subscribe
your internal news reader to the list), then that will be misleading at
best, and may cause other problems. Some advice: pay attention to
your mail headers and envelope addresses. Such a scheme as you
propose has the potential for awesome mail loops.