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Mailing lists vs Peer Contact

By house ·
I would like the opportunity to chose an alternative email address for the mailing list or vise versa. The reason is this...

I have a gmail account that I use exclusively for mailing lists (for obvious reasons) - it would be ideal for me to be able to configure an alternate for peer contact, rather than the web of forwarding options that I have now.

I would like to receive my contacts locally (to a more legitimate account), but have my newsletters sent to webmail (my lists account).

Am I the only one who wants to separate these features?

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I do the following...

by Hockeyist In reply to Mailing lists vs Peer Con ...

I have my own domain name. If I register at a site called I enter as my e-mail address. If I get spammed with that address I know exactly who sold my e-mail address. I then take appropriate action.

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nothing to do with spam

by house In reply to I do the following...

It has nothing to do with spam at all... the reason I prefer a gmail for instance, is the storage factor. I use a personal address for peer contact. Though it is not my primary address, it is still one that I use through a local client. I can set forwarding options on the server side to forward to an address based on the sender's address. It is a bit buggy though, and is only supported indirectly by tweaking about 3 -> 4 options ie: folders, filtering, forwarding

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it makes sense

by Jaqui In reply to Mailing lists vs Peer Con ...

to me.

I have one email for mailing lists, one for unknown site as a spam filter, one for personal contact.
( web based for these, as I move and don't always have same isp. )

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Interesting notion

by Jay Garmon Contributor In reply to Mailing lists vs Peer Con ...

It would be interesting to see how many people really want these features separated. We've actually been looking at taking peer messaging out of the e-mail arena, and developing an on-site messaging feature. Would this be preferable, or wopuld the separate e-mail address be the preferred option?

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by jdclyde In reply to Interesting notion

Why does everything have to be an "either or" situation?

Maybe making both available?

Then you could see which one is actually used.

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On site

by house In reply to Interesting notion

You know I love the groups thing.

Please sign my guestbook - heh

Whatever works, just know that I like my 'lists' dump.

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Both, with the provision that ...

by deepsand In reply to Interesting notion

all members MUST allow on-site contact.

We've too many who, in and for various ways and reasons, take advantage of their anonymity.

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