On Wed, 10 Jan 2001, Mike Cunningham wrote: > 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. > So... are you wanting to run a listserv (such as majordomo) or are you looking to just send a message to a list of people (which is what I originally thought you were doing?) All majordomo does to distribute the E-mail to many people is to use a list of addresses for sendmail. In your sendmail aliases file on the RS/6000, you'll have something like: mylist-outgoing::include:/usr/local/majordomo/mylist so that when mail is sent to mylist-outgoing, sendmail will send a copy to each person listed in the file "/usr/local/majordomo/mylist". It seems to me that it'd be a simple matter to write an RPG program that would generate a new list, and FTP it over to the RS/6000. :) Then you could have the job scheduler run this program every hour or something. Then again -- there could be a native AS/400 solution. I'm just not that familiar with the AS/400's SMTP server... +--- | 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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