[Mailman-Users] Mailman question

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Jul 22 06:13:18 CEST 2004

Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen at xemacs.org> wrote

>>>>>> "C" == C L Etheridge <powercat at verizon.net> writes:
>    C> In other words, an e-mail send to a list via Smartlist in the
>    C> "TO" field has the name of the list NOT the e-mail address of
>    C> the recipient.
<excellent material snipped>
>    C> This results in several ISPs dumping the e-mail into the spam bin.
<more snipping of good stuff>

>I would write the
>affected users individually and ask them to "change" their ISP.  I
>would explain that many recipients sort their mail according to this
>field, and that future services will benefit from having names for
>mailing lists.  "Change" might mean ask the ISP to fix their filters
>(which are broken; it only marginally increases the cost to spammers
>to send spam messages individually), or to actually subscribe to a
>different ISP.

Another possibility is to "whitelist" the Mailman list in the user's
settings for the ISP's spam filter. This is often an option, but how
to do it varies. In some cases of web based e-mail (AOL?) just putting
the list address in your address book may do it. In other cases, you
may have an option to add addresses or domains to a specific whitelist.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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