View Full Version : Question on forum & mailing list server configuration

Jeff Coffler
2005-04-17, 22:51
Hi folks,

I have a question on the forums, mailing list server, and configuration question.

I've been getting E-Mail at my E-Mail address used for the list. Some is legit, some is not. But regardless, I want only list messages to go to my list address. So I'm going to make a change to my mail server to bounce messages to my list E-Mail address that aren't from the list. It will say how to send me mail, to cover the non-SPAM cases.

In looking at messages from the list, I see headers like:

List-Id: Slim Devices Discussion <discuss.lists.slimdevices.com>
List-Unsubscribe: <http://lists.slimdevices.com/lists/listinfo/discuss>,
<mailto:discuss-request (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com?subject=unsubscribe>
List-Archive: <http://lists.slimdevices.com/archives/discuss>
List-Post: <mailto:discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
List-Help: <mailto:discuss-request (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com?subject=help>
List-Subscribe: <http://lists.slimdevices.com/lists/listinfo/discuss>,
<mailto:discuss-request (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com?subject=subscribe>
Sender: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Errors-To: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com

Can I depend on these headers? For example, can I bounce any message where the Sender isn't discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com (for the discussion mailing list)? Or can I look at List-Id, and if the message doesn't have one, then bounce?

Will *ALL* messages (regardless if they originated from the forum or mailing list) have these headers (they seem to)? Can I depend on this in the future?


-- Jeff