[erlang-questions] Question of mailing list subscription

Andy W. Song <>
Sun May 29 15:06:52 CEST 2011

Filtering are actually OK because there are alternatives. The real problem
is different display names for one gmail address. Now I just use my real
gmail address to subscribe to mailing lists and use artificial ones for
other purposes. Hope other recipients are OK with it.

On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 7:07 PM, DS <> wrote:

> On 28 May 2011, at 1:23, Andy W. Song wrote:
> > 2. I want to use different display names for different purposes, such as
> I want to be "Bob" when I am talking to friends and want to be "John" when I
> post to erlang-questions.
> Expect many difficulties and inconveniences when trying to do this sort of
> trickery with GMail.  I use different names for different purposes; I tried
> to do it through GMail and finally gave up.
> GMail not only rewrites the "MAIL FROM:<>" SMTP command, like some (but not
> all) mail relays do, but also has a bad habit of tampering with "From:" and
> other mail message headers that IMO should be left alone.  It will also
> reveal your true GMail account name to any recipient.  Google's point seems
> to be that GMail is not and does not want to be a full mail relay.
> As Mr. Moffitt suggests, you might need to look at more than just the
> "From:" and/or "To:" headers to correctly filter your incoming mail.
> Regards.
> -Daniel
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