[OT] MUA's with "direct post" support?

Ken Murchison ken at oceana.com
Thu Feb 5 08:19:18 EST 2004

Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> Ken Murchison wrote:
>> Are you worrying about how user's reading newsgroups via IMAP shared 
>> folders will post to these groups?  If so, you can allow this fairly 
>> easily by using the newspostuser option and the lmtp2nntp software. 
>> Take a look at doc/install-netnews.html for details on how to set this 
>> up.
> OK, now that I've read the docs again I see how this is supposed to 
> work. The MUA can just "reply" to the created To: address, and the SMTP 
> server that the MUA sends the message to for delivery diverts it to 
> lmtp2nntp.


 > That makes sense, and is pretty straightforward to implement.
> In my case, the MUA is going to be SquirrelMail, so this will be 
> _really_ easy to do, no configuration required on the user's part at all.
> Just had another thought: this works fine for replies, but not for users 
> who want to start new threads in the folder. For that they'd need to use 
> the post+news.group.subgroup syntax, right? If they used an MUA with 
> direct posting support, the posted message wouldn't have the right To: 
> header and noone would be able to reply to it.

If you're talking about posting via NNTP, the article will still end up 
having the To: header added by nntpd (if configured to do so).

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