ml, mlmgr, mlowner - unmoderated mailing lists
upas/mlmgr -c listname
upas/mlmgr -ar listname address
upas/ml [ -r replyto-address ] addressfile listname
upas/mlowner addressfile listname
Mlmgr creates and updates unmoderated mailing lists. The -c option
creates mail directories for both listname and listname-owner, each
containing a pipeto file. Messages mailed to listname are sent to all
members of the mailing list. Any Reply-to: and Precedence: fields are
removed from the messages and new ones are added directing replies to
listname and specifying bulk precedence. The envelope address for
error replies is set to /dev/null.
The mailing list membership is the file /mail/box/listname/address-
list. This file is an add/remove log. Each line represents a single
address. Lines beginning with a hash (#) are comments. Lines begin‐
ning with an exclamation point (!) are removals. All other lines are
Addition and removal entries can be appended using the -a and -r
options to mlmgr. However, they are normally appended as a consequence
of user requests.
To be added or removed from the list, a user may send a message to
listname-owner containing a key word in the header or body. The key
subscribe - add my From: address to the list
remove - remove my From: address from the list
unsubscribe - remove my From: address from the list
Addition and removal events cause notification messages to be sent to
the added/removed address. In the case of addition, the message
describes how to be removed.
Ml and mlowner are the programs that receive messages for listname and
listname-owner respectively. Appropriate calls to them are inserted in
the pipeto files created by mlmgr.
Ml's -r option sets the Reply-to: field in the mail sent out by ml.
list's mailbox directory
owner's mailbox directory
log of mailing list deletions and additions
SEE ALSOaliasmail(8), faces(1), filter(1), mail(1), marshal(1), nedmail(1),
qer(8), rewrite(6), send(8), smtp(8), upasfs(4)MLMGR(1)