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UX Clarity: Add Forwarding to Mailing Lists



  • Email settings > Mailing Lists doesn't hint that it can be used for "Forwarding" much easier than by installing SoGo and finding the mail Sieve settings for Forwarding there after a user is created, logging in as that user and making the setting.

    Adding a whole forwarding page configurator would be great with both options, but that's a bigger ask.

    Otherwise it's hidden in the docs and much less obvious.

    Thoughts?



  • Not tried but doesn't "Mailing Lists" forwarding only work for emails that aren't already a Mailbox or Alias?

    Whereas Sieve would be forwarding for an actual Mailbox and its Aliases?



  • @marcusquinn
    not exactly, as even mailing list have a mailbox, so if you try to make one, it's already taken.



  • I was looking for this the other day, and couldn't find it, so I support this request.



  • @ruihildt said in UX Clarity: Add Forwarding to Mailling Lists:

    I was looking for this the other day, and couldn't find it, so I support this request.

    me too, felt stupid not noticing.
    then having to go impersonate a user just to set up sieve, ugh.


  • Staff

    @robi said in UX Clarity: Add Forwarding to Mailling Lists:

    not exactly, as even mailing list have a mailbox, so if you try to make one, it's already taken.

    Note that this is because the "name" is unique across mailboxes, lists and aliases. Not because mailing list has a mailbox. A mailing list is just a forwarding list, it does not have a storage location like a mailbox.

    In practice, the main difference between a single email mailing list and sieve forwarding is that with the latter a copy of the mail can be kept in the mailbox (of course, you can setup a sieve rule to delete the mail immediately after forwarding). With an email list, it will forward and that's it. It's not saved anywhere on the server.



  • @girish thank you for the correction.


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