At 9:29 AM -0400 8/7/96, Eric Thomas wrote:
>That's your prerogative. However, I can guarantee that users will think
>otherwise. There are already a number of sites where the postmaster
>generally agrees with you, but the users felt otherwise, and they bought
>their own machine (I mean with a grant or their department's money - it
>is now cheap enough to be within their reach). And in some cases the
>postmaster changed his mind very quickly and did exactly the same a few
>months later, after the other departments threatened to do the same
>instead of paying the computer department for mail services.
I submit that running a mailing list is a fairly different
function for a machine, and trying to shoe-horn general purpose
software like sendmail into doing that job is probably a mistake.
You should select software that was expressly written for the task
(depending on how much money you have and how many recipients, at one
extreme, properly configured Majordomo may be more than enough, and
at the other Listserv may not be quite powerful enough), and if it's
important enough, then you should go so far as to run this software
on dedicated hardware.
You can quote me, if you like.
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