[greenstone-devel] Re: greenstone-devel mailing list question

From John R. McPherson
DateSat, 17 May 2003 11:59:04 +1200
Subject [greenstone-devel] Re: greenstone-devel mailing list question
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On Fri, May 16, 2003 at 01:36:43PM -0700, Gordon Paynter wrote:
> Hi all, Hi John.
>
> I'm having trouble with the greenstone list addresses. Note I don't know
> very much about how email really works. I used to regularly send email to
>
> greenstone-devel@orc.cs.waikato.ac.nz
>
> rather than
>
> greenstone-devel@list.scms.waikato.ac.nz

Hi everyone,
we have recently changed mail servers, orc being the name of the old
one. This should be completely transparent as the aliases @mail and @list
point to the new mail servers.
Please make sure you send mail to ...@list.scms.waikato.ac.nz

So for the development list greenstone-devel@list.scms.waikato.ac.nz
and for the "regular" list to greenstone-users@list.scms.waikato.ac.nz

Please check that you don't have ...@orc.scms.waikato.ac.nz or
...@orc.cs.waikato.ac.nz saved in your address book.

> Also, email *from* the mailing list server seems to come "from" orc rather
> than the mailing list server. The upshot is that if I do a "Reply All" to
> a message on the list, my response gets sent to orc and bounced.

I did have a little look into it, and I couldn't figure out why some
people were getting @orc and others getting @list. I think outgoing mail
says "To:" whichever address people sent it to, so if people send to
@list then the outgoing mail should say that too.

If it continues to be a problem we could consider Reply-To munging,
but that has its own associated problems...


John McPherson