[Mailman-Users] "aliases" for subscriber addresses?

David Smead smead at amplepower.com
Sat Jun 17 06:34:48 CEST 2000


Aren't you asking mailman to fix a problem that is in the clients network?

Why not get their sys admin to fix the problem with how people address
look on the outside?


David Smead

On Fri, 16 Jun 2000, Eric D. Christensen wrote:

> Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but I don't think so.
> I have a few subscribers on who have bizarre email systems (mostly Exchange
> and some Mac based systems) that generate a mangled (but valid) From:
> address on their postings (i.e. john.smith at mail1.stupid.exchange.com).
> However John has no clue what his email address looks like on the outside.
> He thinks he's john at exchange.com. Short of trying to educate users to
> subscribe with the address that their mail system identifies them as (which
> they often don't know), is there a way to "alias" addresses within mailman
> so I don't get clobbered with "Post by non-member to a members-only list"
> admin requests every time they post?
> If it was one or two I could deal with it, but it's like 10% of my 400
> subscribers.
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