Distribution lists

Stuart K. Bingë omicron-list at mighty.co.za
Wed Sep 22 12:25:16 CEST 2004

On Wednesday, 22 September 2004 09:46, Joon Radley wrote:
> Hi Bo,
> > What do we do about distribution lists in the format?
> > Currently, KAddressBook saves the lists in this format:
> >
> > listname=<comma separated list of uids>
> >
> > But it does this locally, which doesn't make sense IMHO. Can
> > we make some format that can go into the Contacts folder?
> Yes. Something like this:
> [...]
> > Joon, Stephan/Stuart: Can you tell what Outlook/Horde does with this?
> Outlook also keeps a list of uids.
> > (I'm not sure what the term is for other clients -
> > distribution lists in kab are shortcuts to address many
> > people in one go.)
> It is "Distribution List" in Outlook also.

Horde doesn't have support for "distribution lists" as such, but it does have 
the concept of a "group" which is very similar to what you're describing.

I do think the lists would be a good thing to have a format spec for, 
considering all clients have support for them to some degree - Joon's 
description seems to fit the bill quite nicely.

Related to this - does Kontact or Outlook have any support for the global 
distribution lists that are stored in LDAP?

Stuart K. Bingë
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