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NICKY.FERGUSON@a.prime.esrc.ac.uk Wed, 10 March 1993 10:59 UTC

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From: NICKY.FERGUSON@a.prime.esrc.ac.uk
To: NIR <NIR@cc.mcgill.ca>
Subject: mailbase


                                      >
> Ummmm... Jill, by redefining a network standard mechanism like
> "mailinglist-request" pointing to the mechanism which subscribes
> one to a mail list, you fly in the face of network convention, and
> are generating a lot of unnecessary confusion in an arena fraught
> with confusion to begin with.
>

I would like to support Mailbase on this.
They haven't redefined, rather done away with unnecessary complexity while
retaining "mailinglist-request" as an alias for those who haven't read the
instructions.

As I understand it
All machine readable admin instructions go to Mailbase
All queries and help requests go to mailbase-helpline
All correspondence goes to listname

seems to be sensible to me
and much easier to use too!

I think "network standard mechanism" is rather an exaggeration.

Nicky Ferguson