[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

Re: [school-discuss] Bounced messages

I'll bring up the mailman issue with arma next time we chat... Which could be a while.  Or you can. 


On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 11:53 AM, Michael Shigorin <mike@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 12:46:03AM -0700, Bill Ries-Knight wrote:
> This was always an issue with Doug.

Noes, this is a bit more peculiar.

First, Doug did unusual job with caring for those who don't care
themselves to subscribe all the addresses which they might use to
post to the list and disable mail *reception* for extra addresses.

So we should just thank him for that, but it's pretty wrong to
expect such service from a person that does anything else...

Second, I don't know if Majordomo (which schoolforge runs) is
capable of that, at least in more or less obvious way.
Mailman and Sympa can do it (via web interface, too).

To sum it all up:

- for schoolforge, might be better off to move to mailman some day
 (it also has an automatic bounce manager);
- for subscribers, to care for correct From: with lists they post to.
 A habit with having one (probably dedicated) email account for
 mailing lists might help with that as well.

Hope folks get me right, I just happen to lurk on or participate
in several dozens of mailing lists since 2001 or so...

 ---- WBR, Michael Shigorin <mike@xxxxxxxxxxx>
 ------ Linux.Kiev http://www.linux.kiev.ua/

Bill Ries-Knight
Stockton, CA

SaveStockton.org Just make it better!
Read The Mayors Blog at http://savestockton.org/blog/mayor
Why you have the wrong view. http://savestockton.org/chicken.html

Respect the process, Vote.