> emails (e.g. TO: user@anywhere) are often locally forwarded to alias
> adresses, (e.g. firstname.lastname@anywhere). This causes problems, when
> a user wants to contribute to a private list and the subscribed adress
> is not equal to the sender adress.
I have this problem all the time, particularly with people on big corporate
networks where the incoming address is something like firstname.lastname@example.org
and the outgoing address is email@example.com.
For my Majordomo lists, I make a parallel pseudo-list called <listname>-extra
to which people can subscribe their write-only addresses. It's not a real
list, mail to <listname>-extra is rejected, it's just added to the list of
files that majordomo uses to validate mail to the real list (just as
subscribers to <listname>-digest can post to listname.)
This is very easy to do with majordomo, and requires no code changes,
just one line in the list config file.
John Levine, firstname.lastname@example.org, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://iecc.com/johnl, Sewer Commissioner
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