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  • From: Miles Fidelman <address@concealed>
  • To: Steve Shipway <address@concealed>, "address@concealed" <address@concealed>
  • Subject: Re: [sympa-users] Patch for Sympa to avoid Yahoo DMARC issues
  • Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:57:59 -0400

Steve Shipway wrote:
Are the settings for the patch global, or do they have to be applied
The way I wrote the patch, they need to be applied per-list.

Originally I wrote them as global settings, but I felt that - particularly
for a unofficial patch - they should default to normal behaviour, and be 'opt
in' on a per-list basis. You'd only need to apply them to lists where you
expect external users, which for us is a minority of our full set, though for
some users it may be all lists...

The defaults for the settings are set in the patch, but it could be altered
to make them seek out global settings instead. I have an updated version I'm
working on that adds more options for when to apply the changes to the From
header; I'll see about adding a global default setting as well.

In our case, the lists are all external (I'm hosting a bunch of local community groups of various sorts, on hardware left over from a former web development and hosting business) - and it seems that a lot of people use Yahoo email accounts, at least for list participation (though that seems to be diminishing daily :-).

If you have a lot of lists and want to apply globally, then you could write a
simple script to append to the list config file and call to recreate
the .bin files?

If I'm reading your message properly - all I really have to do is change the defaults in the patch, and that would have global effect. Is that right?

Again, thanks for contributing this - I'd be lost going in and patching the Sympa code - my perl skills are horrendously rusty (such that they ever where).


Miles Fidelman

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In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra

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