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python script to act as list server

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Before I spend the next couple weeks researching and testing, can anyone
tell me if what I want to do is possible, and possibly point me in the
right direction to get started.

I want to forward any email addressed to ag****@example.com to a python
script that will forward it to all the other subscribers,but does not
reveal the sender's email address. Instead the return address will be
ag****@example.com. That way people will be able to have an e-mail
based chat group w/o revealing their email address.

Sounds simple enough to me, but sounding and implementing can be vastly
different animals :-)

Nov 16 '08 #1
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William Gill wrote:
I want to forward any email addressed to ag****@example.com to a python
script that will forward it to all the other subscribers,but does not
reveal the sender's email address. Instead the return address will be
ag****@example.com. That way people will be able to have an e-mail
based chat group w/o revealing their email address.

Sounds simple enough to me, but sounding and implementing can be vastly
different animals :-)
Yeah, pretty basic header-rewriting stuff. Search for "From:", "To:" and perhaps "Reply-To:" lines and replace them with your own. You'd probably want your "To:" lines to be something suitably non-revealing, like

To: (members of agroup):;

with the real addressees in "Bcc:" lines.
Nov 17 '08 #2

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William Gill <no*****@example.comwrote:
>Before I spend the next couple weeks researching and testing, can anyone
tell me if what I want to do is possible, and possibly point me in the
right direction to get started.

I want to forward any email addressed to ag****@example.com to a python
script that will forward it to all the other subscribers,but does not
reveal the sender's email address. Instead the return address will be
ag****@example.com. That way people will be able to have an e-mail
based chat group w/o revealing their email address.
You know, the well-known, well-tested, and reliable Mailman application can
do this, and it's written in Python.
--
Tim Roberts, ti**@probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
Nov 18 '08 #3

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