[Mailman-Users] Feature request: Emergency Broadcast

Gadi Evron ge at linuxbox.org
Mon Nov 23 12:32:54 CET 2009

Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> 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?

Actually, I spoke of a possible _announcement_ feature, not an emergency 

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