[Mailman-Users] Per-user anonymity? nickname capability?

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sun Jul 25 07:09:19 CEST 2004

James Sinnamon wrote:
>Is it possible for a list subscriber to make himself/herself
>anonymous to the list, i.e. to switch on/off the 
>'Hide the sender of a message' in the 'general' list-wide 
>options, but on a per-user basis?
>Better still, is it possible to give himself/herself
>a nickname that would appear in the "From:" field in
>place of his/her own e-mail address.

If your configuration is set to use envelope sender to verify list
membership for posting, i.e.


in mm_cfg.py, you can put anything you want in the From: address if
your MUA/MTA allow it as long as the envelope is from a member. This
may not provide anonymity however as Received: headers and possibly
X-Authentication-Warning: may reveal the true sender to the list.

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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