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Re: [COLD] A couple of coldcore mail list questions

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Mon Jan 12 15:55:42 1998 )

Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 13:48:48 -0700 (MST)
From: Brandon Gillespie <brandon@roguetrader.com>
To: coldstuff@cold.org

Arrg, seems that Pine didn't escape '.' when it sent it through SMTP, so  
the rest of my message disappeared into the bit bucket.  Here it is

On Sun, 11 Jan 1998, Frank Crowell wrote:
> 1. How do I create a new mail list on Coldcore.  I tried @new and @spawn
> on $mail_list, but that wasn't the right approach.

Hmm, @spawn or @new should both work.  Infact, it just did work:

% @spawn $mail_list
Spawned new object mail_list_9 ($mail_list_9) from the mail_list ($mail_list).
% @rename $mail_list_9 *mailtest
Renamed "mail_list_9" to "*mailtest".
% @send *mailtest -edit
-- Enter text for mail message, "." when done or "@abort" to abort --
[period here]
Subject: test
Mail sent.
@mail on *mailtest
Mail from 1-1 on *mailtest:
   1  !test                                   Brandon      1  12-Jan-1998

> 2. Is there a way to have mail to and from the cold server so that I
> could do stuff like frankc@maddog.com.  I see the $smtp object but I
> don't know how to use it.

Yuppers.  I've even made more improvements recently... But basically,
outgoing mail should work by just calling $smtp.sendmail()--I can't recall
what has to be set on the a9 server.  As for incoming mail--this can be
done too.  Full instructions at:


Infact, the list 'coldcore@cold.org' is subscribed to by the Cold
Dark--and anything sent to *coldcore on the Cold Dark is simply forwarded
to the internet list.  Most of this is likely newer code tho...