[erlang-questions] Question of mailing list subscription

Raimo Niskanen <>
Mon May 30 14:36:35 CEST 2011

On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 07:23:46AM +0800, Andy W. Song wrote:
> That's what I did but didn't work. I added +erlang as an account and gmail
> still sets "Sender" and "Delivered-To" to my real email address.

FYI: Currently, and with the previous mailing list manager (Ezmlm),
the only field used when checking if a mail comes from a subscriber
is the envelope return path (SMTP MAIL From:) field. It seems to be
the most reliable field, partly because it was the only one used by Ezmlm.

I and many (38, of which 11 gmail) others are subscribed using this
+suffix trick and it works for us.

I can see you managed to subscribe your +suffix address and unsubscribed
30 minutes later. Why your post failed is hard to tell afterwards.
If I get the msgid I can find that in the logs.
You maybe dropped that track a bit early...

> The reason I want this is that:
> 1. I want to use same email to do different things, such as communicate with
> friends and subscribe to mailing list.
> 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.
> 3. Gmail doesn't support multiple display names for same account. I have to
> add something, like +erlang, to my email address so that Gmail can treat it
> as a different account.
> Hope that answers your question.
> Thanks
> Andy
> On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 7:07 AM, Jack Moffitt <> wrote:
> > As a workaround you could add that +erlang address as an account you
> > can send mail from in preferences. Then Gmail will pick the correct
> > account for the reply based on the email you are replying to.
> >
> > But the better question is why use +erlang to filter when Gmail can
> > filter very easily on the list headers that are already there?
> >
> > jack.
> >

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