[Mailman-Users] Can I set up a user-friendly write-to address?

John DeCarlo jdecarlo at mitre.org
Fri Jan 30 20:13:32 CET 2004


Lee 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 list.

Simon described the situation very well.  I thought I would add one 
note, which may or may not affect you.

When forwarding one email address to another for Mailman, under some 
circumstances you have to worry about the "implicit address" problem. 
As I understand it, this is when the real address of the list isn't in 
the To: or CC:

This has happened when I moved a list from one machine to another and 
simply forwarded all mail to the new address.

The answer, in this case, is to go to the Privacy -> Recipient Filters 
section and add alternate email addresses users may send to to the list 
of aliases.

Hope this helps.


John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own

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