At 02:01 PM 10/03/96 -0700, Gayle Osburn DeBruyn wrote:
>With all of these developments, I was hoping that the participants here
>might know of software that will permit a two-way link between the
>email-based, list and a Web-based counterpart discussion group. This
>would be a very attractive option for large volume discussion groups and
>for users whose mail boxes are overwhelmed by the traffic from the
>various lists that they belong to.
One similar set up is provided by the lwgate cgi-perl software which is
mainly for giving WWW access to e-mail lists, and constructs e-mails for all
the commands like subscribe, who, etc. One of the nicest things about
lwgate is that if the archives of the e-mail list are visible to the WWW
server, lwgate will show them sorted by author, subject or date. This can
be the easiest way to monitor a busy list, although it is not a
sophisticated as a thread following newsreader.
The two way component is provided by lwgate allowing composition of messages
to the list - but off hand I can't remember if it does this; I'm on a serial
line now and can't check.
lwgate is located at http://www.netspace.org/users/dwb/lwgate.html
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