[Mailman-Users] How to make different versions of an email address look equivalent?

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Thu Mar 3 15:58:11 CET 2005

At 4:35 PM +0200 2005-03-03, Marina Markus wrote:

>  Is there any easy way to inform Mailmain that these two addresses are in
>  fact the same (sort of sender address aliasing) ?

	Within Mailman?  No.  You should fix that at the MTA.  Either fix 
it at the sending MTA, so that all addresses are canonicalized into 
one form or the other, or fix it on the MTA where Mailman is running 
so that all addresses are canonicalized.

>  Otherwise, a user who is subscribed with the long version of address, and
>  sends mail with the short version in "From", will have his message rejected
>  like one from a non-member etc.

	Alternatively, have the affected parties subscribe with both 
addresses, and then set one of them to NOMAIL.  This will allow them 
to post from either address, but they'll only get one copy of posts 
to the mailing list.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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