[Mailman-Users] Posting to list via mailman archives

Steve Rothman steve.rothman at creo.com
Mon Jun 2 15:55:50 CEST 2003

I'm wondering if anyone has ever set up their mailman archives so 
that people can reply to list messages directly from the web page. I 
know it would be trivial to add a mailto link to the list address on 
the archive html pages, but I'm thinking more like some sort of 
script that would not use mailto -- instead it would provide a text 
edit box to the user, and when they clicked "send" a well-formed mail 
would be sent to the list address, with the appropriate subject line, 
correct headers, etc.

Since the archives are only accessible via the email address & 
password, it seems like security should be ok (or at least not any 
worse than how email is accepted in general).

I think something like this might be really good for subscribers who 
wish to turn off their email and simply monitor the archives - this 
way they'd have a good way to respond on-list to messages.  The 
"reply to list" function could be switched off if the archived 
message is more than x-days old.

Any ideas or advice on setting something like this up? Thanks.


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