Re: [siesta-dev] wish list

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From: Simon Wistow
Subject: Re: [siesta-dev] wish list
Date: 11:30 on 24 Sep 2002
On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 11:04:13AM +0100, Roger Burton West said:
> * Email-based administration. I don't want to give shell access to
> everybody who's a listmaster on my server, and many of them have cookies
> permanently turned off if they have web browsers at all.

That'd be the Domo plugin then. Or something similar. I presume you'd
want it authorised by PGP signature or something. Some sort of simple
grammar as a configuration language?

> * A storage system which creates one file per list (possibly in addition
> to other things). Forwhy? To avoid having to edit aliases ever again.
> Contrast what you can do with smartlist+exim:

I'm not sure how smartlist works but there's no reason why Siesta
shouldn't work with it.

> * Dunno how good the bounce handling is. How good is it?

Pretty good I think but then I'm not an expert on these things.

check out Plugin/

> I strongly suggest that you have at least the option of sending the same
> message to multiple envelope recipients, probably sorted by domain. VERP
> is all very well, but the load on bandwidth is excessive on a large
> mailing list. My own project - which never got off the ground, which is 
> why I'm here - was to use VERP for a configurable percentage of 
> addressees, with the specific recipients changed over time, so that 
> eventually you'd get a VERPed bounce message from an address that was 
> causing problems, but you didn't have to make every single message to 
> every single subscribe a separate deal.

MBM wants to do something like this - kind of a mailing list exploder.
This would mean that Per User plugins will probably won't be codified in
the design.


There's stuff above here

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