[Mailman-Users] Subscribing from cell phones

Carl Zwanzig cpz at tuunq.com
Fri May 6 18:10:50 CEST 2005

In a flurry of recycled electrons, Scot Hacker wrote:

> Hmm... good point. Perhaps replying to  the From: address rather than 
> the Return-Path, or vice versa. Would there be any way to fix this in 
> mailman, or is it just a question of broken email implementations in phones?

Most likely, it's a broken MTA at the phone service provider. If any
message is actually reaching mailman, it might be possible to do something
with it, but I suspect that starts to become major hackery.

I've found that many cell phone and pager companies have -no-idea- what
email even is or how it works. They often don't understand much basic
concepts as spam filtering, or even de-mimeing a message before sending
it to the non-mime-aware pager (240 char of message space, first hundred 
are a mime header..). Things have gotten better in the last few years,

Of course, I've been wrong before.


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