Mast Kalandar

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Fri, 30 Nov 2007

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Proposal to convert aliases to lists


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There are a number of mails which are sent to aliases like "netall" or "all" in IMSc.

I would like to replace some/most/all of these with mailing-lists. This would give the users and administrators lot of options:

  1. Users could opt to not receive the mailings and read them on-line when they have time.
  2. Users could receive these postings in "digest" form.
  3. Posting to addresses like "all" or "netall" could be restricted so that spam sent to these addresses could be reduced.
  4. Reader-ship of some of the lists like "faculty" or "hostel" could be maintained outside the cumbersome aliases system.

There seems to a nice package called "mailman" which can be configured to do this and more.


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