python script to act as list server

Benjamin Kaplan benjamin.kaplan at
Sun Nov 16 18:23:44 CET 2008

On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 12:05 PM, William Gill <noreply at> wrote:

> Before I spend the next couple weeks researching and testing, can anyone
> tell me if what I want to do is possible, and possibly point me in the right
> direction to get started.
> I want to forward any email addressed to agroup at to a python
> script that will forward it to all the other subscribers,but does not reveal
> the sender's email address.  Instead the return address will be
> agroup at  That way people will be able to have an e-mail based
> chat group w/o revealing their email address.
> Sounds simple enough to me, but sounding and implementing can be vastly
> different animals :-)
> --

You might want to check Gnu Mailman.  I haven't used it myself, but I do
know that you can change the reply-to header to reply to the list. If you
don't want to use Mailman, you can at least look at the source code to see
how they get the message and modify the header.
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