[Mailman-Users] notification system
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Sun Jan 22 03:47:14 CET 2006
At 9:18 PM -0500 2006-01-21, Matt Gostick wrote:
> I have installed Mailman in hopes of using it as a type of 'notification'
> system. For example, a user subscribes to the list, and after subscribing
> I can send him/her an email notifiying them an event that happens on my
Send a notice to that list, and all recipients will receive a
copy. But you don't have a list per recipient. If you did, then why
would you bother with a mailing list system -- why not just send a
message directly to each of those users?
> The event would be unique for this user and should only be sent
> to him/her.
That's not going to work.
> Is mailman the appropriate program for me? If not, can
> anyone suggest another standard program that would do the job?
If every user has a unique event that only they care about, you
will probably need to build your own system -- just have a database
of users and what events they're interested in, and then send out
e-mail messages every time one of those events happen.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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