RE: List software upgraded

From: Ted Molczan via Seesat-l <>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 07:54:40 -0400
Björn Gimle wrote:

> So, will private reply no longer work, or would it work via the hidden address in mailman ?

Subscribers can reply to messages they receive from the list in the usual way. Just hit reply, and the sender's address
will appear in the To: field.

> This message is sent via personal reply, but I see your address. 

As you should. The sender's address is only hidden in the Hypermail archive. For example, in the archive, the message I
am replying to displays the sender's address as "From: Björn Gimle via Seesat-l <>" Clicking the
address sets up a reply to the list, not the person who posted the message, whose address is hidden. I suspect most
subscribers will welcome that change; those who prefer to make their e-mail address public can still do so by placing it
in a sig.

> Did you use non-public means of posting your message?


The changes are side-effects of the modifications intended to make Mailman compliant with DMARC, which is used by a many
of the largest e-mail providers to detect and delete spoofed messages. Traditional mailing list methods may look like
spoofing to DMARC, and some companies who use it, like recent adopter Yahoo, will not deliver them; others may deliver
to them the recipient's spam folder. 

I made a couple of test posts last night from a Yahoo account, which appear to have been successful. Copies were
returned to my Yahoo inbox, my usual inbox at (which relies on Yahoo mail) and appeared in the Hypermail
archive. Without the DMARC compliant features they would have been delivered only to the archive. I have requested test
messages from a couple of our regular contributors who use Yahoo, which when they are sent will provide additional
information on the effectiveness of the changes.

Ted Molczan

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Received on Wed Apr 09 2014 - 06:55:24 UTC

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