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Re: Request for help with redesign of Postfix Configuration File ...

From: Jeroen Geilman <jeroen_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Oct 06 2010 - 19:49:50 GMT

On 10/06/2010 09:48 PM, Larry Stone wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Oct 2010, Jeroen Geilman wrote:
>> If the lists are managed by a listserv software such as mailman ...
> Please excuse the brief aside but as someone who has been involved
> slightly with Mailman (as the author of some installation
> instructions), please do not use "listserv" as a generic term for a
> mailing list manager.

Well ex-squee-heeze me :)

Bigger names than on this list have, and do, call them "listservs".
But I won't, if it's that big a deal.

> Listserv (with a capital L) is the trademarked name of a specific
> brand of mailing list management software that has nothing to do with
> Mailman or any other mailing list manager.
> To call all mailing list managers "listservs" is as wrong as calling
> all MTAs "Postfixes". :-)

That would not be a bad idea.

-- J.