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Re: META: Another list archive?

From:David G. Durand <dgd@...>
Date:Friday, January 15, 1999, 14:42
>On Thu, 14 Jan 1999 12:36:48 -0500, "David G. Durand" <dgd@...> >wrote: > >>>On Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:41:03 -0400, "David G. Durand" <dgd@...> >>>Would it be possible to allow posting with the From: line set to an alias >>>(e.g. "From: (Herman Miller)") so that the real email >>>address doesn't show up on the web page? >> >>The problem with this is that the members-only filter of conlang will >>bounce such mail if it is sent. I _know_ that the list will get spam if we >>turn off that feature. As I said I get as much spam from open lists >>nowadays as I do from direct mail. > >What I mean is, is there a way to add specific addresses (such as the >above) into the members-only filter, so that posting from those specific >addresses is accepted?
My original answer was "no," because delivery addresses and posting addresses are kept in a single list. But it might be possible to have two subscriptions, with the "bogus" address set to nomail... I'd have to set this up by hand, of course. It occurs to me that one problem is that there's a whole archive of past files that would need to be edited. I'm trying to avoid writing a mail-mangler, but that would be a necessary part of this. If I "hand deliver" the digests to the LINGUIST archive, then I could mangle all the mail addresses. But that's either a new weekly task, or a more complex script to write, debug, and monitor. I'll think it over. -- David _________________________________________ David Durand \ Boston University Computer Science \ Sr. Analyst \ Dynamic Diagrams --------------------------------------------\ MAPA: mapping for the WWW \__________________________