Mike Morse (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes:
>> to list articles will be transmitted over mail, and (assuming all goes
>> 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. "email@example.com") 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 "firstname.lastname@example.org" (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.
The idea (right now) is to have something akin to:
(This is much like the way LISTSERV sends out mail). Our initial test lists
are run on LISTSERV, and we'll make absolutely certain that the echoing works
-correctly- before we approach other list owners. The three lists which I run
are configured to provide us with the problems of:
(1) Handling lists which only accept mail from 'subscribed' members
(2) Handling lists which are edited
Once we have LISTSERV handling working, we hope to turn to Majordomo-style
list handling. For those list owners who manually process their lists, we'll
work with them on an individual basis.
Lists-->News won't be some monolithic, over-night change. As I've said
before, we'll be working with various list owners to make certain they don't
have problems with the procedure.
__ David B. O'Donnell (PMDAtropos@aol.com, email@example.com)
\/ System Administrator, America Online, Inc.
Tel.: +1 703/556-3725