Michel Lavondes writes:
> I interpret that message as meaning that anonymous account
> an196844 receives messages sent to firewalls @
> either as a subscriber or through automatic forwarding. Am I
> right ? If so, can one of you postmasters/admins do something
> about it ? Should I go on bothering every firewalls subscriber
> with what may be trivial lack of netiquette ? Am I hopelessly
> naive/outdated/<whatever> ?
Yes, if you send your message to the firewalls mailing list without
intending it to go through anon.penet.fi and received the included
password failure message, someone with anon.penet.fi user id is
subscribed to the list. This is what I send to list owners if I
somehow notice an anon.penet.fi user being subscribed to a mailing
Anon.penet.fi's server is not meant for regular large volume traffic and,
unfortunately, we have had very bad experiences what listservers (especially
bitnet-servers) generally do to the headers and addresses. Mailing lists also
sometimes create a large volume of traffic.
If you are a listserver:
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I have to ask you to block anNUMBER @
fi requests to your
server. We have done the blocking at our end, but some anon users seem to
have faked their address and sent a message your way as you see from below.
All listserv replies will bounce to admin @
fi and will never reach
the anon user, but I still prefer that you would block the access.
If you are a mailing list:
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If you are a large volume list, I ask you to unsubscribe the anon user from
the list as anon.penet.fi's server is not meant for regular large volume
I suggest all subscriptions for an<NUMBER>@anon.penet.fi will be changed
Answering directly to an<NUMBER>, will result an anon id and message will be
send anonymized to the requester. This will also result all the people, who
send articles to the list, to have an id, which is often unasked for...
Answering to na<NUMBER> will forward message to the anon user without
You want to mail a person numbered 60 and you want to do it non-anonymously
(so that your real name and address appears at the headers of the mail),
send mail to:
NOT an60 @
If you have any questions, just ask me. Replying to this message will result
an anon id, but sending message to admin @
fi will not.
Sorry about the extra hassle :-/
To find out more about the anon service, send mail to help @
Due to the double-blind, any mail replies to this message will be anonymized,
and an anonymous id will be allocated automatically. You have been warned.
Please report any problems, inappropriate use etc. to admin @