I agree that Sendmail is a very good product and priced right in fact we run a normal listserv off an RS/600 using Majordomo that users can subscribe to and send to. My biggest reason for looking into this is to unlock all the data stored in the AS/400 that defines the groups that people want to send to (i.e. all students taking a class, all students in a major, all students who are about to graduate, all employees who are in dozens of different groups). I have looked into doing automatic subscribes and unsubscribes from the AS/400 to Majordomo but that had some problems also. I would prefer to not have to duplicate data into another system as that always leads to its own set of issues. >>> firstname.lastname@example.org 01/10/01 11:37AM >>> Wouldn't this be an exit program? Seems to me that you want the AS/400's SMTP server to call your program when mail is received -- not the other way around. Unless you're going to do this with POP3? But that seems awfully inefficient! Polling the mail server for new messages would only add to the turnaround time AND it would use more resources. I've only done stuff like this on UNIX machines (since my FreeBSD machine didnt cost me anything, and it works a WHOLE LOT better than an AS/400 for serving mail, I use that...) Sendmail can do distribution lists out of the box... On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, Mike Cunningham wrote: > I would like to develop an application that would would a little like a > listserv server and allow users to send a message to a group by using > the AS/400. Example: The AS/400 has all the information about which > students are taking a class and what their email address is. I would > like to be able to send a message to the AS/400 with a special keyword > in the body of the message (like FORWARD TO CLASS CSC110 01) and the > AS/400 would receive that message, lookup all the students in CSC110 01 > and resend the message to those students. I would do the same for > groups of employees that are already defined in my HR database. > > I have the basics setup. A special AS/400 user to send the mail to. A > CL program that does a QRYDST to an output file, then does a RCVDST from > the items in the QRYDST output file to another output file and then an > RPG to read that file, break up the received message into it's parts, > scan the body for the keywords and use SNDDST (I going to convert this > to the EMail API) to resend the message. All this is done and working > as long as it is just plain text. > > Where this all stops working is if the incoming email has an attachment > (i.e. a word document) that someone wants to send to the group. Does > anyone have any idea how I might be able to get by this roadblock ? > RCVDST does not appear to like attachments. Is there a receive email > API like the send email API ? I have not been able to find it if there > is > > Thanks for any help > > Mike Cunningham > Director of Computer Services > PA College of Technology > email@example.com > +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +--- +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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