"David W. Tamkin" <dattier@Mcs.Net> wrote:
> Background: I posted about a problem I had had to deal with without the
> facilities that many of you have at your disposal. Tom Neff then posted a
> follow-up that offered a solution I could not have used...
> | I should emphasize (if it's not already obvious) that the From: addresses,
> | machine and domain you use for the serialized probe need have nothing to do
> | with the machine or domain that the mailing list itself emanates from.
> Yes, the From: address and the From_ address can differ from the true send-
> ing point and from one another.
No, that's not what I'm saying. I'm saying that if the LIST you wish to probe
is hosted at BLACKIRONPRISON.COM and you have NO privileges there at all, it
doesn't matter, because you can conduct your probe from LITTLEBOX.CUTEPUPPY.EDU
or FRIEND.VANITY.COM or anywhere else you can either throw a real or virtual
server on the Net, or borrow the service from someone else who has one.
If other list-managers here use the serialized-From trick successfully, then one
could just post a query "Need to conduct an individualized probe - will trade
old Archie comix - private replies please" and someone could respond. You could
even offer the service for money, hint hint.
By the way, the suggestion was also made to use Unix "plus addressing", e.g.,
From: email@example.com - it's a great suggestion but after trying it
on three separate sites, I haven't gotten it to work. Has Sendmail 8.9 broken