[Mailman-Users] Feature request: Emergency Broadcast

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Nov 23 09:48:39 CET 2009

Gadi Evron writes:

 > crappy providers aside, do you think this might be a useful
 > feature?

I think that, as Mark alludes to, this feature would be harder to
implement usefully than you'd think.  It sounds easy, but remember, in
a very large share cases where it would be useful *your mail system is
already broken*.  A trivial example: most of the cases where I've
wanted something like it, the host was crashed, and simply not
available.  In other cases, it seems that Mailman is for some reason
unable to send mail; why would it be more able to send mail received
via HTTP than mail received by SMTP?

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