Weds April 27, 2022
I surprised myself today while revisiting this site to find that I had set up mailing lists months ago. Or something that resembles them.
We don't have any users other than myself and ~anthony, so they've gone unused, but my vision for the tilde is one that uses email for collaboration (outside of IRC).
I don't have any experience setting up majordomo or anything like that, but since all accounts are local I was able to create a "mailing list" by just updating /etc/mail/aliases with the lists:
announce: alex, anthony
newaliases(8). Hacky but it works!
I wonder if they have a limit...
In addition, I had set up primitive HTML archives using
hypermail(1). A dedicated user account to manage the
archives simply runs the following every 5m via
#!/bin/sh # archiveit -- regular archives for l in announce bugs dev misc; do hypermail -d /var/www/htdocs/lists/$l -g -m /var/lists/$l done
Pop it behind the VPN and serve it up with
we have a mailing list archive so new members can see
the old conversations!