Re: how to email distribution lists...?
On Thu, Apr 06, 2000 at 12:59:04PM +0200, Joachim Trinkwitz wrote:
> Have a look at bulkmail:
Thanks, Joachim -- I was skipping right over that one because of its
name; sounded like something more "industrial-strength" than I was
looking for -- but it does appear simple and straightforward enough.
> Smartlist also contains a bulkmail-style tool.
I've been trying that one out lately; its archiving feature has some
promise, I think. (I prefer to send the folks on my distribution list
pointers to the retrieval of interesting text files, rather than jam
the text files into their mailboxes -- so an archive server could prove
useful indeed. I'd handled this previously with an ever-increasing
collection of infobots/autoresponders, each with its own address, but
that was clearly gonna get out of hand before much longer. :-)
> Of course you can do this with any normal MUA, but wouldn't it be a
> pain to input 100 email addresses, even with an address book?
Absolutely, given the nature of the MUA's I've been able to find for
linux; every one of them seems to expect only certain linux-centric
formats in existing addressbooks. bulk_mailer seems to be a bit more
flexible in that regard, which might prove to be a great help
Thanks kindly, Joachim; much appreciated.
-- Jeff -- <http://www.wellnow.com>
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