email responder

Proposal for an email responder framework in Frontier

There was a proposal for this in Conversant at one time, but it never got past the proof-of-concept stage. SMTP is the easiest RPC there is. The ideas in here are gems.

I'm not sure I care for the design proposed (I'd go for something less command-line-based and more pattern/rule-based), but the high-level idea is good.

Written on February 20, 2001