I find that many of the mailing lists I try to subscribe to seem to insist
and using my "from" address as the subscription address. Perhaps Majordomo is
generally flexible -- just want to be assured that I can specify an arbitrary
As to rules running off the envelope, by the time the message gets to its
destination the envelope is gone. Only routing (MTA) systems can see the
To: Bob Frankston@frankston.com@uucp
From: Jason L Tibbitts III <firstname.lastname@example.org> @ uucp
Date: 09/02/96 19:03:22 EDT (09/02/96 19:19:39 EDT) 09/02/96 19:19:41
Subject: Re: Role Addresses
>>>>> "BF" == Bob Frankston <Bob_Frankston@frankston.com> writes:
BF> When I place myself on a mailing list I'll create a new email persona
BF> such as "email@example.com".
There is already some precedence for using a `+' for separating the address
from the account-specific information.
BF> One major problem with rules is that the address information is in the
BF> envelope and not the header and the rules work off the header.
I don't understand this. Most of my procmail filtering runs off of the
envelope sender and not the header info. The rest of it runs off of `+'
separated parts, for when I have to supply an email address to register
online for something. Granted, this doesn't track changes in mailing list
names but that happens rarely enough that it makes little difference.
BF> We can generalize this and treat the address as a structured object and
BF> do more than simply stuff the message into a local mailbox of the same
BF> name. We can also generalize my ability to create a completely new name
BF> by having a syntax such as ":subaddress".
Why should majordomo have any knowledge of the addresses it's dealing with?
I don't think it should. While some mail systems may use one method, other
systems may use different ones and the fact that you decided to use `-' as
the separator even though there is existing precedent only makes this more
Ignoring all of that, exactly what are you proposing that majordomo do
differently when it comes to these addresses?
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