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...
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