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SubjectRe: Anti-SPAM Suggestion...
Hi Rene.

>>> linux-kernel, but don't want to receive linux-kernel email
>>> (people with more than one email address who are already
>>> subscribed on one especially).

>> I have about a dozen places where I can RECEIVE email, and my
>> postings could come from any of them, but I have set them all
>> up to show the same FROM address when I SEND emails out. As a
>> result, I can see no need to support more than one email
>> address per person.

> Um. Maybe I'm not doing things the 'right way' but I have my
> mail sent to go to renec-kernel@zorro.pangea.ca with qmail, but
> all my posts are going to say they are from
> renec@zorro.pangea.ca, which is my 'real' email address.

> Since all my lists come from a different renec-*@wherever, I
> think the list needs to recognize that the address I receive on
> is not the one I would want to be registered as a sender on.

WHy should the list software have to deal with setups such as that
when sensible anti-spam requirements imply that mail should only be
accepted from the address it is to be sent out to?

Or hadn't you realised that what you described above is one of the
recognised signs of a spammer, and will get your account listed in
domain killfiles fairly rapidly.

I would presume you're doing it that way so you can separate out
different mailing lists into different folders, but you're just
creating unnecessary hassle for yourself. Have a look at procmail,
and set it up to do the splitting for you, based on one of the
following header lines, listed in descending order of preference:
1. Maillist processor specific:

"^MD-Maillist:"
"^X-Maillist:"

2. Generic:

"^Sender:"
"^X-Sender:"

3. Last resort:

"^From "

Note that the last one does NOT have a : on the end, but a space, and
that IS important as there is a DIFFERENT header line that has the
colon on it as well. Also, the quotes are NOT part of the pattern, but
the ^ anchor is.

>> The first line states the email address I wish to be known as,
>> and the second states the account I actually used to send that
>> particular email.

> But not everybody does it that way ;)

Clearly the case, but if people wish to cause themselves problems,
I for one see no need to dissuade them from doing so.

Best wishes from Riley.

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