[Mailman-Users] Can I set up a user-friendly write-to address?
lee_19712003 at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 30 11:34:18 CET 2004
thanks for that - I got the feeling my hosting support
hadn't really thought it through!
--- Simon White <simon at caperet.com> wrote: >
29-Jan-04 at 23:42, Lee (lee_19712003 at yahoo.com)
> wrote :
> > I was advised by my hosting support to set up a
> > 'dummy' simpler-addressed email account for list
> > subscribers to write-to, which i would then
> > auto-forward to the actual email address of the
> > yes, if my list is open to subscribers only, the
> > 'dummy' address would need to be a subscriber of
> > actual list, but I feel I need to look deeper into
> > this.
> No. The 'dummy' address is merely a pointer to the
> real list address.
> This does not require the 'dummy' address to be a
> subscriber, because
> the emails will be passed on (transparently) to the
> list, and with the
> original sender still in place of course.
> The 'dummy' address will be an alias for the real
> address, nothing more.
> The important part will be getting messages to go
> out with the Reply
> address set correctly.
> > For eg, mailman would send out mail from its
> > address which I would have to configure in the
> > settings to appear as the 'dummy address' -
> > I would do this by adding the dummy as the
> > reply-to address?
> You can do that, but some email clients might not
> obey the Reply-To
> address correctly, you will be watertight only if
> you can set the main
> >From address correctly...
> > I can also see issues regarding the dummy email's
> > subscriber 'metoo' and 'no mail' options -
> > I'm assuming they need to be set to not receive
> > list mails at all, to avoid a mail loop and
> > duplicates?
> Nope... the 'dummy' address (alias) does not need to
> be a subscriber.
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