We could also consider adding test as a command equal to which so a reply
goes back confirming the subscription to a particular list rather than
sending mail to all the list users. The problem then becomes administrivia,
and parsing the From address as an argument to the (which|test) command.
Alvin Oga wrote:
> hi ya
>>Jeff Graves wrote:
>>In light of all this that's happened (and trust me, it happens everyday on
>>thousands of other lists) could we build something into our list managers to
>>allow new users to send test submissions? Somehting like:
>>Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "TEST" in the subject and
>>the words "Testing" in the body of the message.
> normally.. people like to send a test message to see that it works
> -- why not just send the message itself to know it works..
> but if one insists on testing "the list"
> email@example.com would suffice too ...
> - requires they subscribe/unscribe from the test list
> like they would the "real list"
> problem is users dont read docs .. and admins sometimes
> dont setup test lists :-)
> -- maybe a modified script to disallow subject lines w/ just "test"
> or empty body .. ( but how to tell the difference between
> an empty body from their sig )
> and that "test post" will only go to the submitter
> -- the description of the list would also be readily apparent
> if one reads/searches for the list.info of that list on that site
> along with all the other lists it supports
> c ya