> I'd like to run an unmoderated mailing list that,
> for each message it processes, could be configured
> to behave as in this made-up example:
> 1) The list (firstname.lastname@example.org) receives a message
> from email@example.com with the subject "I found
> some keys in the elevator."
> 2) Next, it consults its list of subscribers, and determines
> that firstname.lastname@example.org is the email address of
> subscriber Candace Hiller.
> 3) Then the list inserts the text of Candace's message into
> an outbound message and sends it with the following
> unconventional "FROM" and "SUBJECT" fields:
> FROM: email@example.com
> SUBJECT: [BL-Candace Hiller] I found some keys in the elevator
> This setup reveals Candace as the sender, but conceals
> her email address from the list's other subscribers.
> (And if the message had come from Brian Lee, the subject
> line would begin with "[BL-Brian Lee].")
Arrow has an option to create "anonymous" mailing lists with nicknames
supplied by the subscribers. The nickname is listed in the "From" field
(along with the list's address) instead of in the subject, but otherwise it
works as you describe. Arrow is a mailing list server that runs under
Windows, uses a standard email account (POP3/SMTP), and supports
moderate-sized lists (up to a couple thousand subscribers). You can
download it from:
Use of Arrow is free for one list with up to 50 subscribers. To remove the
limits, you can register it for $50.