[svlug] Forwarders

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Nov 23 22:47:30 PST 2015


Quoting Mark - Syminet (mark at syminet.com):

> 4) Is the 'email alias' something to be placed in history?

For forwarding to off-system, it's been deprecated for a long time,
for the reason you cite and also other individually compelling ones, 
e.g., even when not hammered by spammers, the way mail gets handled
makes it seem forged upon redelivery.

Both /etc/aliases and ~/.forward has the same problem, in this area.

> …or is there a way?

A mailing list manager, for some such applications (but not for others).
Sorry about the inconvenience:  Lots of Internet conveniences have been
killed by the spam war.  Open relays were convenient in their day, too.





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