The problem with cascading the lists is that if you have subscribers to
more than one list, they will receive multiple copies of the "announce"
On our server, we have a perl script that reads all our lists, appends
them, takes out the multiple listings and creates a new file which is the
subscribers file of the announce-list.
On Wed, 5 Mar 2003, Daniel Liston wrote:
> As long as the people signing up for just a cars list are aware that
> your site is going to also send them email by virtue of joining any
> specific list... As a comparison, the majordomo-announce list does
> not automatically include me in announcements just because I belong
> to the majordomo-users list.
> What you are aiming to do is the first thing that would get me to
> rethink my membership in any of your lists. With that out of the
> Every list has a resend address and an include alias. Create a
> separate list, maybe homepage-announce, that is a moderated, post
> only list. If none of your other lists are archived or digested,
> just add the include alias for each list in the membership file
> of the homepage-annouce list. Do some experimenting with this
> idea before you put it into production. It may expose your :include:
> addresses to the recipients. If that is the case, use the resend
> address in the homepage-announce file instead, (strip -outgoing).
> The downside to this, could be a VERY heavy hit to your server all
> at once when it comes to delivering/resending all the messages.
> homepage-announce: "|/path-to/majordomo/wrapper resend -l hompage-announce homepage-announce-outgoing,nobody"
> homepage-announce-outgoing: :include:/path-to/majordomo/lists/homepage-announce
> Dan Liston
> Manfred Riese wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > we have about 30 different mailing lists at our homepage (own
> > webserver), which all contain several discussionboards about, let's say
> > cars. One about chrysler voyager, another about peugeot 307, etc. Every
> > list is unmoderated, we had no need until now.
> > But there is one discussionboard about the homepage itself, which should
> > be distributed to every mailing list (every car).
> > My first idea was just putting the name of the "car-lists" (list1,
> > list2, list3) into the "homepagelist", but this doesn't work.
> > I tried several ways, but none was sucessful, but that one in the
> > aliases-file:
> > homepagelist: :include:/path/to/lists-dir/list1,
> > :include:/path/to/lists-dir/list2, etc.
> > But i think, this isn't the luckiest way to do this, particularly when
> > the number of lists is still growing.
> > Does anyone know the ingeniously way ?
> > best regards
> > manfred