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Suggestions for mailing list handling. [message #14942] Tue, 25 November 2003 16:06 Go to next message
Squeebee is currently offline  Squeebee   Canada
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Hi There;

Here's a suggestion:

I have mailing lists working (except for the bloody body regexp). What I have noticed is this:

1) If I disable user creation for each incoming message (I don't want a huge collection of new users), it can break any attempts to reply to a post from within the forum. I would suggest storage of the sender's email in spite of the fact that a user is not being created. Then, when you reply to a mailing list post from within the forum, Cc: the stored address.

2) I have noticed that when trying to send a post, the emails get sent to my anonymous user. I think it would be better to have the To: address contain the mailing list address, with the Cc: being either the original poster if a new user is created for each incoming message, or the stored email as described in point 1.
Re: Suggestions for mailing list handling. [message #14944 is a reply to message #14942] Tue, 25 November 2003 17:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ilia is currently offline  Ilia   Canada
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Not possible without adding some mailing list specific entries to users table, which would be a waste of space for 99% of forum installations. When a reply is sent to the mailing list it goes to the list and from there it would get to the person to whom the current message is a reply.

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Re: Suggestions for mailing list handling. [message #14947 is a reply to message #14942] Tue, 25 November 2003 17:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ok, well, I have been trying to post replies to the mailing list from my mirror, and I get the sttached failure notice. It looks like the wrong address is going to the To: header, which causes the email to fail.

Also, could an HTML stripped version of the user's sig make it into the message sent out to the mailing list?

My mailing list email is set to mysql(at)lists(dot)mysql(dot)com

Any ideas?

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Re: Suggestions for mailing list handling. [message #14955 is a reply to message #14947] Tue, 25 November 2003 19:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ilia is currently offline  Ilia   Canada
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Are you using default e-mail code or SMTP one?

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Re: Suggestions for mailing list handling. [message #14958 is a reply to message #14942] Tue, 25 November 2003 20:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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My configuration is set for SMTP.
Re: Suggestions for mailing list handling. [message #14960 is a reply to message #14958] Tue, 25 November 2003 20:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Replace your smtp.inc.t with the one attached and try again, it'll hopefuly fix the problem.

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Re: Suggestions for mailing list handling. [message #14961 is a reply to message #14942] Tue, 25 November 2003 20:37 Go to previous message
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Excellent, it worked like I charm.

I would like to thank you for all your assistance.
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