[Mailman-Users] Variations of email addresses

Ed Wilts ewilts at ewilts.org
Fri Sep 19 01:18:30 CEST 2003

On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 03:58:59PM -0500, Mike Kercher wrote:
> Actually, it makes perfect sense.  some.name at example.com is an alias.  SuSE
> OpenExchange creates such aliases by default for users.  The simple way
> around this (for the admin) is to explicitly allow sname at example.com to post
> to the list.  This way, you don't open the whole list up to spammers.  You
> could also unsub some.user@ and then subscribe sname@  Hopefully, it would
> be a rare occasion that you'd have to do this.

The proper approach to this is to rewrite the From address on the
outbound address as well as aliasing the inbound.  If the outbound
e-mail is some.user@, then all will work properly.  Allowing e-mail into
the box to be consistently different than e-mail out of the box is a
misconfiguration to me.

There is no way for Mailman to know that the 2 addresses are equivalent
unless somebody goes in there and manually updates the permissions list.  

Ed Wilts, Mounds View, MN, USA
mailto:ewilts at ewilts.org

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