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From "Andrew Conrad" <>
Subject RE: Mailing List Load.... Forum???
Date Fri, 28 Jun 2002 16:12:54 GMT
This may or may not be possible, but wouldn't it be possible to leverage
the existing mailing list for a newsgroup.

Exchange Server newsgroups (and maybe other mail servers) have email
address's, so we could just subscribe the newsgroup to the mailing-list.
Then, a newsgroup rule would just have to be set up to forward posts to
the mailing list.

This would allow two options for participating in the list, and allow
new users a single place to view old info and start asking questions.  

Also, I thought there were a few web sites out there for reading
newsgroups.  Anyways, I would prefer a Newsgroup type format, especially
since it might reduce the redundant questions and lighten the load on my


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Russell [] 
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2002 9:34 AM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: Re: Mailing List Load.... Forum???

Craig R. McClanahan wrote:

> A couple of big issues to overcome:
> * Newsgroups are not accessible to large numbers of people
>   behind firewalls that prevent NNTP access.  They are therefore
>   not a good approach as the only solution.

Can't those people access the newsgroup through the web through google?

> * Setting up and administering a mailing list mirrored two-way
>   to newsgroups is not a trivial effort -- volunteers to do the
>   grunt work would be required.

That doesn't have to be done, but if it is those volunteers can be
found.....look how many people use the list :)

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