As I alluded to last week, I've switched email@example.com from majordomo
to mailman list management software. Some things will be different,
be the same. As before, if you want to send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org you
send mail to email@example.com - you'd be surprised at how many folks
can NOT figure that one out!
With Mailman, managing your subscription should be more web friendly.
You can go to the web pages listed in the messages and muck about with
your settings. One major change is that there is now just the one list
firstname.lastname@example.org, the list email@example.com no longer
exists. But this doesn't mean there is no digest format, it just means
that one doesn't need to unsubscribe from one list and subscribe to the
other just to switch formats. Go to the list pages, log in, and select
or non-digest as you desire.
Another handy option is the 'nomail' feature. If you are going to be away
from your email for a while, you can set your membership to nomail, and
then back to regular delivery upon your return. A bit easier than having
to unsubscribe and then subscribe again.
A useful way to make use of the nomail feature is to enable submissions
from multiple addresses. For example, one might want to subscribe
firstname.lastname@example.org as your main address. But sometimes you
send mail from work, so you can subscribe email@example.com
and set the second address to nomail. So messages you send from
either address will pass the membership test, but you won't get multiple
copies of each list message.
RealSoonNow I'll have a web page that covers some more of the various
differences and features.
ps: Wonder what sort of car I would drive if my middle name was George
and not Joseph?
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