[Mailman-Users] Help

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Sat Oct 19 02:50:01 CEST 2002

This is not a function of Mailman.

I suggest that you setup a webform to mail to your list - an
unadvertised webform (advertised only via your list).  Make sure you
hard-code the To: in the webform so that it only mails to your list.

This way, the mail comes from your webserver and not from the
individual.  Can't get more anonymous than that in this day and age.

Note: this could be widely abused.

An alternative is to setup an anonymous re-mailer for your list.  This
is basically an alias on your mailserver that is front-ended by a script
which removes the incoming headers and then remails the body to your
mailing list (as the anonymous user on your mailserver).

Most folks don't really worry about this type of thing anymore as bogus
email accounts are so easy to come by.  Simply go to www.hotmail.com and
create an anonymous user, then mail-away!

Good Luck,

Jon Carnes
On Mon, 2002-10-14 at 16:22, Michael J. Rieser, MD, PSC wrote:
> Thanks for the response. Does Mailman support the concept of anonymity?
> For example, can the program allow users to designate a USER NAME and also
> an email address that is verifiable?
> The email list I am compiling is for those who are mentally ill, are
> patients, or have relatives who are ill. The need for anonymity is high.
> What do you suggest?
> Thanks.
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