AutoShare is a robust and speedy list server and auto-responder and may be
used with EIMS or SIMS. Available for both 68K and Power Macs, requiring
little memory and tested with Mac OS 8.1, AutoShare can handle hundreds of
mailing lists and thousands of subscribers for each list. Full
scriptability is supported, and an Admin application with balloon help
makes it easy to configure the richly featured server application.
The AutoShare archive comes complete with script samples and documentation
covering features such as multiple preference sets, fully automated web
archives, remote administration by email, subscriber and administrator web
forms and advanced mail-back confirmations. AutoShare is the only Macintosh
list server offering a built-in automated bounce and unsubscribe module,
supporting both hard and soft bounces. It can be used to launch external
applications and includes built-in Cron support. Process extenders, often
small AppleScript applications, allow the administrator to extend the
AutoShare server’s normal processing.
Version 3.0 introduces two database formats for subscribers as its major
feature and furthermore offers support for list-specific languages for
subscribers, MIME digests as attachments, additional commands for remote
administration by e-mail and support for more bounce formats plus minor
improvements and bug fixes. The AutoShare web site at
(http://www.dnai.com/~meh/autoshare/) offers information on downloads,
releases and discussion lists.
Mikael Hansen (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)