[Mailman-Users] users names in Mailman

Dan Mick Dan.Mick at west.sun.com
Wed Aug 2 06:24:38 CEST 2000

Don Porter wrote:
> On  1 Aug, Chris Snyder wrote:
> > One thing my boss commented on when I showed him Mailman, was that it
> > doesn't allow you to record your list memebers full names like Listserv.
> > (Thus, he's not 100% sold on Mailman ;) After I think about it, I would love
> > to do be able to do that - any possibility of adding a comment/name field as
> > part of the subscription forms?
> Let me echo that.  Why not store the full e-mail address syntax
> permitted by RFC822, such as:
>         "Don Porter" <dgporter at erols.com>
> I was happy to see that Mailman accepted such addresses in the
> "mass subscribe" web interface.  I was disappointed when I visited the
> subscriber list and all that remained was "dgporter at erols.com".
> My apologies if that is a naive question.

Nope, but it's something Mailman doesn't currently do.  Learn Python and code
it up, and it'll go into 2.1.  (I'm considering making time to do that, because
I'd like that feature too.)

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