[Mailman-Users] Message has implicit destination

Nigel Metheringham Nigel.Metheringham at VData.co.uk
Fri Dec 1 14:32:15 CET 2000

yann.forget at ynternet.org said:
> Why is this message defered ? What that means ? 

> Pending posts:
>      From: admin at my-dom.org on Fri Dec  1 02:50:02 2000
>     Cause: Message has implicit destination

The message does not have the list address in either the To: or Cc: 
headers.  This is often a sign of spam or other stuff that should not 
be going to the list.

See the list "Privacy options" page, first item in the "Spam-specific 
posting filters", the help for which reads:-

 require_explicit_destination (privacy): Must posts have list named in
 destination (to, cc) field (or be among the acceptable alias names,
 specified below)?

 Many (in fact, most) spams do not explicitly name their myriad
 destinations in the explicit destination addresses - in fact, often
 the to field has a totally bogus address for obfuscation. The
 constraint applies only to the stuff in the address before the '@'
 sign, but still catches all such spams.

 The cost is that the list will not accept unhindered any postings
 relayed from other addresses, unless 
  1. The relaying address has the same name, or
  2. The relaying address name is included on the options that
     specifies acceptable aliases for the list. 

also, your other posting:-

yann.forget at ynternet.org said:
> real_name attribute not changed! It must differ from the list's name
> by case only. 

You modified the list name (first item on the "General options" page.  
The list name *cannot* be changed since it is used as the email 
aliasname etc.  However you can tweak the way that they name is 
presented, so if you have a list called test-list you can change it 
here to
but you cannot change it to

 real_name (general): The public name of this list (make case-changes

 The capitalization of this name can be changed to make it presentable
 in polite company as a proper noun, or to make an acronym part all
 upper case, etc. However, the name will be advertised as the email
 address (e.g., in subscribe confirmation notices), so it should not be
 otherwise altered. (Email addresses are not case sensitive, but they
 are sensitive to almost everything else:-) 


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