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Re: [OT] Do be careful with your commands...

 Nicholas Bodley wrote: 
> In a fine example of an instruction returning to bite the issuer, I have 
> now been sent 29,000+ individual messages confirming that each of you had 
> been told of the change. You may feel this was a good example of getting 
> one's just desserts. 
> </quote> 
> One might guess that he's not a programmer nor a script file writer. 

Sounds like he uses some homebrew mailing list software.  I can't believe 
any software that was designed for scalability would have such a stupid 
default setting (i.e. requiring the admin to remember to add 'quiet' to the 
command, or else he'd mail-bomb himself).  When you're dealing with very 
large scale, administration should be as brain-dead as possible. 

Mailman is so easy, I don't understand why everyone doesn't use it 
(although, to be honest, I've never had to use it with an Exchange-based 
system, so maybe that's a headache...) 


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