At 4:19 PM 11/26/95, Michelle Dick wrote:
>> All the "-request" addresses here at GreatCircle.COM return a canned
>> information file explaining how to use Majordomo to fulfill the user's
>> request. I therefore have no objection to folks listing our "-request"
>> addresses in "mailto:" URLs.
>How about listing your "majordomo" address in mailto:'s without
>checking with you first?
They're welcome to; nobody human reads that address either... :-)
However, what the users will get back is the standard Majordomo "help"
message, instead of the more friendly "here's how to subscribe and
unsubscribe" message from the "-request" robot.
>I didn't mean specifically the "-request" address, I meant the one
>that gets people subscribed -- whatever it is called.
>Of course, perhaps the day is nearing when we not only have to try
>very hard to keep not only our active posting address hidden, but also
>the active subscribe address, and every list will have to add an
>additional address layer just for info. Hmmm. In which case, a more
>natural name is something like: list-info @
I guess you could say that GreatCircle.COM already has that kind of setup...
list to post to the list
list-request to find out about the list (including how to subscribe)
majordomo to actually subscribe
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