I spent about half an hour or so upgrading the mailing list software I use.
has a few
issues with it—namely that she can't filter the email that it sends to
her. I don't see what the actual problem is, since I do add several headers
to each outgoing email (such as “List-Name:” which I added support for
sometime in 2000) but her client (Microsoft's
can't sort on arbitrary headers. So she's been on my case to fix “that
mailing list software I found on the side of the road” as she puts it.
Yes, the software is quite old. In checking I started using it back in
1995 (and even then it was a few years old) with version 1.0.0 (a search I
just did revealed that version 1.2.0 was available in September of 1993 but
I've yet to actually find a copy of the source code) with a few
very minor modifications (that I've made) since.
But by the same token, the software is simple and I think there was
only one real bug in the code which I fixed early on (what it was I don't
remember—the comments only indicate I fixed something) and I haven't
really had any problems since I started using it.
But I went ahead and played with it today. I added some code to add a tag
to the subject line for easy filtering, which should make Spring (and some
other users) happy.
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