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I have been chosen as the one to forward emails to a list of people. Since, I'm not always home I'd like this to be automated. The best scenario for me is a program that could run on my webspace and do this. This way my pc wouldn't have to be on the web 24/7.
Is there such a program?
The other possibility, but not as good for me, would be a script from my pc that could auto-check and forward emails.
A program that runs in webspace? Not possible. Well, not exactly. It is possible, but it will only run when invoked. It would not run automatically. You *could* set up a bulletin board such as phpBB in webspace if you have MySQL, but that opens up a security nightmare. You could also roll your own if you only have flat files or don't trust phpBB.
You might also be able to accomplish your objective with a .forward and something like Yahoo!Groups, though speaking from a personal standpoint, I get really pissed when some jackass subscribes me to one of those groups, because they sell their e-mail lists to spammers. I get an average of 3,200 spams a week, and I don't need more. I would strongly suggest that before you go punching in e-mail addresses in Y!Groups or the like, you ask everybody whether they'd mind.
Majordomo is basically a daemon. It monitors the mailboxes of a few accounts you need to set up, and processes mail lists and subscribe/unsubscribe commands on its own. It has nothing to do with Apache.
If that's impossible on your host, you may consider using a messageboard?
This sounds like want I want since I don't have my own URL. Do I need to use a CLI email program with it like Pine? I use Sylpheed and that's GUI-never did take the time to figure out Pine-I will if that's what Majordomo is set up to use.
AFAIK, it'll work fine with a mailbox that's being filled with fetchmail or getmail. IOW, if you set up a box on your ISP, like email@example.com, and then get the mail with getmail, it should work fine.
If you have a static IP, I can set you up with a subdomain on killerbob.ca if you want. Doesn't cost me anything, but I try to limit the number I give away.