[Mailman-Users] Envelope from, sender, from, etc.

Tony Abbott tabbott at intekom.com
Mon Jun 14 10:08:48 CEST 1999

Per Starback wrote:
> "Typically" is the key word here.  The actual code uses GetSender
> which prefers to use Sender: but uses From: if there is no Sender:.
> So my messages which said
>          From: starback at ling.uu.se
>          Sender: starback at objekt.ling.uu.se
> where rejected when only "starback at ling.uu.se" was a subscriber.

According to my understanding of RFC822, GetSender should be the other
way around, using Sender: as a fallback to From:. In fact, I had to
patch it this way to enable me to subscribe to my mailing lists using
Communicator, which was using "Sender: tony" (which is also incorrect,
but that's besides the point. all other mailing list software works with
From:) MailMan was trying to send the confirmation requests to the
Sender: address, which was not working. In fact, for the purpose of
sending such replies, it should actually be looking for a Reply-To:
first. I don't really know the code, but I think this would require
creating a separate GetSender for a) authorizing postings to a closed
list, and b) generating replies to administrative requests.



    Tony Abbott					tabbott at intekom.co.za
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