On Wed, 21 Aug 1996, Kevin Kelleher wrote:
> About anonymous posting to a list: I know this is a bit
> Rube-Goldbergish, but how about this scenario, which minimizes
> You have your regular list, which we can call "bongo".
> You set up a list for anonymous posting, called "bongo-anon".
I actually have as anon-bongo, but same difference. But it's not a list,
it's just an alias, which pipes to the anonymiser, which forwards to the
> bongo-anon has the following characteristics:
> - closed subscription policy (in fact, no one can subscribe)
> - only one subscriber: bongo
> - restrict posting to: bongo
> - strip received headers
anon is subscribed to any list which has an anon-listname alias; and the
lists are closed.
> All your anon patch needs to do is take out the "From" and
> "Message-ID" headers. You could also (optionally) send an
> un-anonymized copy of the email to the list owner.
The anonymiser creates new From:, To: email@example.com, and
Subject: lines, and forwards everything after the first blank line as the
body of the message. So there's no need to worry about any headers which
might have been there.
> No one who isn't subscribed to bongo will be able to anonymize,
> and subscribers will be able to choose whether to anonymize or
With my way, too. And my way is less Rube Goldberg; all it requires is
an alias and that anon be subscribed to any list using the anonymiser.