> No need to hack majordomo. Simply alias some.news.group to some-news-group.
> That way your news software is happy, Majordomo is happy, and you are happy.
Hmmn .. aliases duplicated for every list, and users trying to
subscribe (among other commands) to list what doesn't exist do not make me feel
Btw, my News software still doesn't know i have some news<-->mail
> (okay, so some commands won't work with the dotted listname)
rigth, and there's no need to confuse users making them subscribe to a
list and send their mails to another (different) address. In this case is
better do not have double alias.
> There's some argument in the mail community if a dot in the local part
> is legal. Personally I think it's legal (there's a specific exception
> in 822 to dot being "special" in the local part in the BNF), but people
> don't do it because some 822 parsers get it wrong (especially ones which
> have to translate it to % or ! format and forget to quote it)
If it was illegal it couldn't be done :-)
> However, the point is that programs that implement protocols aren't there
> to fill users's requests. They're supposed to fulfill the protocols.
protocols ?? excuse me, but where, and which protocols stats i cannot have
addresses as "email@example.com"??, no matters if is a list or a personal
account (in fact, i have an alias named "Marcos.Ramirez" for my account).
> There's also the issue that you'd be one of a few percent in the planet
> that has a mailing list with a dot in it.
I cannot see your point here. It's irrelevant what others does with his
mailing list or the names they choose for it.
"Todo derecho que no lleva consigo | Marcos Ramirez A. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
un deber, no merece que se luche | Ing. Civil Informatica
para defenderlo" M. GHANDI | Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria