Re: [Rd] mean mailing list moderator ..

From: Hin-Tak Leung <>
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2007 18:51:54 +0000

There is a simple solution to this kind of problem - for my non-day-job-related software stuff, I usually subscribe under my sourceforge address. Sourceforge's is simple re-direction service so I actually cannot post from it; but I like incoming e-mails to go through sourceforge for a double spam filter. So e-mails come in through sourceforge but replied under my real address if I do, and it get held occasionally in the past depending on the mailing list policies.

The solution I found is this: subscribe both addresses, but disabling delivery to the real-one. (this can be done by the user, no admin required). This way I can post from the real one, but receive twice-filtered mailing-list e-mails through an alias.

(For R-devel, I am receiving and posting from my day-job address, if you are wondering...)

Martin Maechler wrote:
> Hi Jari,
> (and interested readers)

>>>>>> "JO" == Jari Oksanen <>
>>>>>>     on Wed, 07 Nov 2007 12:21:10 +0200 writes:

> [..........................]
> [...some very good stuff...]
> [..........................]
> JO> Cheers, Jari Oksanen
> JO> PS. Please Mr Moderator, don't treat me so mean (*): I've subscribed to
> JO> this group although you regularly reject my mail as coming from a
> JO> "non-member".
> More than a year ago, I had changed R-devel policy to
> 1) subscribers can post freely
> 2) everything else is on "hold" for moderator approval +)
> 3) ``spam-suspicious e-mails'' are also put "on hold".
> Now your problem is that you are subscribed under a different
> e-mail address than the one you are currently sending mail from
> (and also use in your sig. below).
> To the mailing list software (mailman) this is equivalent to a
> non-subscriber.
> +) the moderator can **manually** add non-subscriber
> addresses to a list which is treated as "allowed to post"
> and I could do this next time ...
> but my general attitude is that r-devel subscribers should
> make these things work...
> Best regards,
> Martin
> JO> (*) an extract from a classic song "Mr R jumped the rabbit".
> JO> --
> JO> Jari Oksanen <>
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