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:
- Users could opt to not receive the mailings and read them on-line when they have time.
- Users could receive these postings in "digest" form.
- Posting to addresses like "all" or "netall" could be restricted so that spam sent to these addresses could be reduced.
- 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.