[Mailman-Users] Variations on Reminders?

Jerry Stratton jerry at sandiego.edu
Fri Nov 9 20:43:43 CET 2001

>There seems to be a tendency to let lists languish unused...for
>years...and if they are reminded (say 2 or 4 times a year), maybe
>they'll send in a request to decommission the lists when they are
>no longer needed.   :)
>It's not a huge request, but anything to prevent me from having
>to chase down list admins coudl be helpful.

I take a more pro-active approach; once a year (and it's about that 
time again...) I send out a message to every list's managers. Any 
that don't respond get a second, and then third warning. After that, 
the list is deleted.

But I use a separate (FileMaker) database to hold list information, 
and it can automatically do this for me (except the list deletion 

jerry at sandiego.edu
The more restrictions there are, the poorer the people become. The 
greater the government¹s power, the more chaotic the nation would 
become. The more the ruler imposes laws and prohibitions on his 
people, the more frequently evil deeds would occur.
--The Silence of the Wise: The Sayings of Lao Zi

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