[Mailman-Users] Mailman questions (moderation capabilities, m ostly)

Greg Stein gstein at lyra.org
Thu Apr 1 00:05:58 CEST 1999

Well, beat me with a wet noodle! That's cool as hell.


Ken Manheimer wrote:
> Greg Stein was on the mark on most of the items, but i think he may have
> been mistaken on one of them.  He wrote:
> > RDB wrote:
> > > 8. It would be great if the list software didn't fail to recognize a
> user
> > > just because the machine name directly following the @ in their
> e-mail
> > > address was added, deleted, or changed.  Does MailMan handle this
> gracefully?
> >
> > I don't think it handles this.
> If i understand the question, i think it does.  Mailman does something
> it calls "smart matching" for addresses comparisons when checking for
> membership and metoo matches, etc.  This  involves accepting as matches
> addresses that agree in the account name and all but the most qualified
> component of the host name part - the "machine name directly following
> the @".  Actually, if i recall correctly, the rules are a bit more
> elaborate than that, but not much...
> Ken Manheimer
> klm at digicool.com

Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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