[Mailman-Users] How to make different versions of anemail

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Thu Mar 3 17:10:14 CET 2005

At 6:02 PM +0200 2005-03-03, Marina Markus wrote:

>  Just in case you have an idea how to do it in Postfix (at the
>  server where Mailman is running) - I'd be grateful.

	That's a simple matter of using the postfix canonical table.  See 

>                                                      Still, it seems not to
>  help - even if all "long" addresses are translated into "short" by
>  receiving MTA, people can subscribe with "long" addresses without our
>  control.

	Yup, that's a problem.

>  So I hoped to find some ready recipe I missed in the documentation;
>  but as I now know it doesn't exist I'll continue to improve my code
>  hacking.

	I believe that this is something that they're working on fixing 
in the design work for the upcoming Mailman version 3, but I don't 
know any more about it than that.

	If you can come up with a suitably generalized patch and upload 
that to the Mailman site on SourceForge, that would increase the 
probability that it might get included in a future version of Mailman 
2.x.  Then you wouldn't have to keep maintaining your local patched 

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