[Mailman-Users] Can Nonmember Postings Be Allowed?

Todd Freedom_Lover at pobox.com
Tue Oct 21 22:28:16 CEST 2003

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novitz at nyc.rr.com wrote:
> I want to create a mailing list (say, "[reminders]") for the purpose
> of sending mail to both myself and my wife, so that we're both aware
> of things that need to be done.  For example, our car dealer can
> send emails telling us when we need to have scheduled service.  I
> want both my wife and I to get the mail so that one of us will catch
> it and act on it, just in case it "blows by" one of us.  In such a
> case, I don't know the email address that the announcement will come
> from, nor do I want or need to know it--but I want to register the
> address that this entity will send to as "reminders at mysite.org" (my
> mailing list address), and I want to allow that sender (an address I
> do not know) to post to the list.

It seems to me that you could accomplish the same thing much easier by
simply setting up reminders at mysite.org as an alias that delivers to
both of your real addresses.  A mailing list seems like overkill for
the task.

> Can this be done?  and with what settings?

Sure.  Check the Privacy options -> Sender filters page in the mailman
admin interface.

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