[Mailman-Users] DMARC and Bellsouth, etc.

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Apr 16 20:31:07 CEST 2014

On 04/16/2014 10:57 AM, Larry Kuenning wrote:
> Query:  On a very low-traffic mailing list (i.e. one where the list
> admin doesn't think it too much trouble), would it be a reasonable
> workaround for the list admin to paste the content of a
> message-to-be-moderated (i.e. one From: a yahoo address) into a new
> message _of his/her own_ and send _that_ to the list?  This message
> could include the original From: address _in its body text_ (not its
> headers) along with a brief reference to the yahoo problem to explain
> the unusual format.

I think you then go on to answer your own query ;)

> From what I've read here so far, I think this would succeed in avoiding
> the usual yahoo-generated problems.  However, I can foresee a couple of
> drawbacks (besides the extra work for list admins):
> 1.  Other subscribers replying to the message will get MUA-generated
> text saying "Larry List-Admin wrote" instead of "Sonia Subscriber
> wrote".  Those who pay attention and take a little trouble can change
> that before clicking Send, but many won't.
> 2.  Similarly, other subscribers wanting to reply privately will send
> their replies to Larry List-Admin instead of Sonia Subscriber if they
> aren't careful (and some of them won't be).  The list admin can forward
> these replies, but in a few cases they may contain confidential material
> that the admin shouldn't have seen.

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