Email-On-Demand Template 1.2

What is email-on-demand?

Email-On-Demand (eMOD) is a way of making files available for retrieval via e-mail. This is commonly used for product distribution, lists of lists, and to provide an alternate download method to accompany http and ftp.

How do I use it?

When users want to retrieve a file, they send a message to the eMOD address. It responds with a list of available files and instructions on how to retrieve them via e-mail. When they send a request for a file, it sends it back as a MIME enclosure. It keeps a list of addresses which have requested files in the "Email-On-Demand List" address list.


To make a new email-on-demand account, take the following steps:

  1. If you haven't already, read about importing templates
  2. Launch the ListSTAR Server
  3. Choose "New Email-On-Demand..." from the "Scripts" menu
  4. At the prompt for the listmaster's email address, enter the address where mailer-daemon mail and error messages should be sent. This address is automatically entered into the "Listmaster Address" address list if it doesn't already exist there.
  5. At the prompt for the address and display name of "Email-On-Demand", enter information for the account you want this service to monitor.
  6. At this point ListSTAR will be busy for a few moments as it duplicates files and imports them into ListSTAR. If your Services window is open, you will see "Email-On-Demand", appear in alphabetical order. When this is finished, a dialog will appear reporting exactly how many services, address lists, and AppleScripts were created.
  7. The new template is now created. You should rename the new services and address lists. In most cases, you can just replace "Email-On-Demand" with "Your List Name" as appropriate. The names are not themselves important; it is just important that the names are unique and easily identifiable.


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