Proper list server? (was Re: Automatic means for spinning down disks available?)

Yuri Grebenkin breath at
Wed Apr 11 19:48:40 UTC 2007

L Goodwin,

Wrap your lines;
To reply to both list and sender use "Reply to all";
To send a "private" message delete freebsd-*;
To.... and so on. Control everything yourself!

But I think that the best is to use some normal mailer program that support
simple list handling.

It's not like some kind of forum and it's all about transparent architecture
and freedom.

- Yuri

On Wed, 11 Apr 2007 12:14:54 -0700 (PDT)
L Goodwin <xrayv19 at> wrote:

> Well, Jonathan, since you asked, here are the things I've found cumbersome about freebsd-questions, some/all of which may be due to my own ignorance:
> 1) I get all email posted to freebsd-questions in my inbox (actually, some end up in "bulk mail" folder). That's a lot of mail to wade through. I'm trying to get a system up and running so I can move on to the next task.
> I suppose I could set up some email filtering rules to limit what comes in.
> 2) To reply to an email, I have to copy/paste "freebsd-questions at" into the "To" field. If I forget to do this, my reply gets send to the sender only.
> See? I almost forgot to do it for this reply. :-}
> One feature I like about (some) list servers is the ability to send a private message to another member. This comes in handy when one person is helping troubleshoot a problem, and you don't need everybody on the list to get involved.
> Jonathan McKeown <jonathan at> wrote:
> > On Wednesday 11 April 2007 05:12, L Goodwin wrote:
> > For starters, how about getting this mail group on a proper list server?
> > I'll gladly help if there is anything I can do other than get in the way...
> I normally try not to be rude, but...
> what on Earth are you talking about? What is it about a Mailman installation 
> on a host within the domain that renders it less than proper?
> Jonathan

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