[ Andrew Dunstan writes: ]
> On Tue, 22 Oct 1996, Dave Wolfe wrote:
> > [ Jason L Tibbitts III writes: ]
> > >
> > > The second idea is more powerful because eventually we'll want to use a
> > > TLB-like approach of talking SMTP and pulling the addresses from more than
> > > a simple list. This is 2.0 stuff, though.
> > I really, really, really don't like the direction I see Mj going here.
> > A Mj that talked SMTP itself instead of passing mail to sendmail would
> > flat be forbidden in our shop. It's one thing for (anything like) TLB to
> > remain an option, but quite another for it to be a required part of Mj
> > for basic functionality.
> > Our admins have the mail system "tuned" for our particular requirements.
> > To have Mj circumventing the MTA would certainly get it banned. Or am I
> > completely misunderstanding something here?
> I don't understand this. Most (all?) conventional MUAs talk SMTP to the
> MTA for sending mail, and you have to for some things (like DSN).
> Majordomo would just be acting like another MUA here. Or am I missing
> You wouldn't be "circumventing" the MTA, just getting the data to it in a
> different way.
> A possible side benefit might be that the Majordomo user would no longer
> need to be a trusted user for sendmail (I think).
Dave Barr explained it to me and I see the light now. All objections by
and on behalf of our admins have been dropped. "Never mind !"
Dave Wolfe *Not a spokesman for Motorola*
Motorola MMTG 6501 Wm. Cannon Dr. W. OE112 Austin TX 78735-8598