[CentOS] Re: Complex sendmail alias handling

Wed Mar 28 22:52:35 UTC 2007
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

Hugh E Cruickshank wrote:
> From: Scott Silva Sent: March 28, 2007 15:07
>> If you have an in-house developed system, then your programmers 
>> should be the
>> ones to add the proper features. E-mails sent to "support" should 
>> be picked up
>> and managed by the system.
> I will get myself on that right away. Who needs sleep anyway (I hear
> it is highly overrated). But seriously...
> While what your suggesting is certainly valid, I am always hesitant
> to program functionality that is already available in an off-the-shelf
> package. In other words I would rather not re-invent the wheel as the
> saying sometimes goes. That and I am quite sure that I would not be
> able come up with something that even remotely approaches the 
> functionality and stability that would be available in a reasonably
> mature open source or proprietary package. Also, as I alluded to above,
> I just do not have the time to devote to this.

I've used mailman lists as a really quick fix for this sort of thing to 
just give a place where you can control redistribution and keep an 
archive.  And you can tell from a glance at the archive list if any of 
the inbound messages did not have at least one response.   RT can be 
used this way too and is nicer because you can have additional queues 
and if the first person to respond can't complete whatever needs to be 
done, the ticket can be moved to a queue that will give it to someone 
that can.  Either of these can be configured as the target of an email 
address and take effect more or less transparently, although in RT's 
case you probably need to periodically go though and close the tickets 
that have been completed by the email response.  I still have a couple 
of these set up for general notification and problem messages.  Everyone 
just interacts by email but the system collates the responses together 
so you can review later.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com