Software

Using LISTSERV to Feed Custom Written Mail Messages to SMTP

Date Added: Aug 2010
Format: PDF

This paper provides a brief overview and examples detailing the necessary steps to take a custom prepared message and feed it to an SMTP server by placing it in LISTSERV's outgoing spool directory, bypassing sending the data by email. This is useful if there is a third party application writing mail messages, or if an email client is making unwanted formatting changes to messages. In order to accomplish this, it is necessary to have command line access to the server where the LISTSERV installation is located and "Write Permission" to LISTSERV's spool directory.