On Fri, 26 Apr 2002, Dennis Gearon wrote:
> All these lists that have addresses to subscribe, unsubscribe, etc, how
> do they work? Are they using a cron job to poll the mail inbox through
> sendmail? Does all mail not to a specific address at the site go to a
> 'catchall' address, which is then polled?

Usually the mail is delivered directly to a program rather than to a 
mailbox. The program receives the incoming message as input and handles it 
as it pleases.


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