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Subject: Re: Converting a ListProc list into a MajorDomo list
From: Jerry Peek <jpeek @ jpeek . com>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 1996 11:54:15 -0700
To: "Neil O'Brien" <obrien @ east . alsys . com>
Cc: "'majordomo-users'" <majordomo-users @ GreatCircle . COM>
In-reply-to: Message from ("Neil O'Brien" <obrien@east.alsys.com> ) of "Fri, 20 Sep 1996 13:37:07 -0400."
References: <01BBA6F8.D1E3FB60@fielding.east.alsys.com>

I can see a couple of big gotchas in trying to convert a listproc list
to majordomo:

1)  Unless you changed the listproc configuration, it uses the envelope
sender address for subscriptions; Majordomo uses the "reply-to" or
"from" fields from the header.  This could cause trouble when people
try to unsubscribe, do a "which", etc. because the envelope sender
address is often different than the addresses in the header.

2)  Some users will keep sending the old listproc commands to the old
listproc address -- or maybe to the new majordomo address.


IMO, it makes more sense to tell users that they need to resubscribe
to the new Majordomo list.  This will be a small amount of hassle for
the users (Sending a one-line mail message?  What a pain!  It could
take *15 seconds* to do! :-}) but the new list will run more smoothly.
--
Jerry Peek, jpeek@jpeek.com, http://www.jpeek.com/~jpeek/



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