[Mailman-Users] Mailman question

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Tue Jul 20 16:48:52 CEST 2004

At 9:51 PM -0400 2004-07-14, C. L. Etheridge wrote:

>  Hello sorry to trouble you with my question.  Does Mailman address list
>  recipients individually?  I am currently doing an (opt-in!) e-mail
>  newsletter distributed via Smartlist.  Smartlist and Majordomo do not
>  address recipients individually.  In other words, an e-mail send to a
>  list via Smartlist in the "TO" field has the name of the list NOT the
>  e-mail address of the recipient.  This results in several ISPs dumping
>  the e-mail into the spam bin.

	This is the way that proper mailing lists work.  The recipient is 
provided in the envelope sender address, and the "To:" field remains 
the address of the mailing list.

	If ISPs are going to consider this to be junk, then they are 
going to break virtually all mailing lists in existence everywhere in 
the world.

	See also 

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>

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