[Mailman-Users] Strange occurence with incoming mail

Jay Freeman jay at j-freeman.net
Tue Jul 11 23:25:47 CEST 2000


I've checked the archives for the past couple months and haven't seen
anything similar, so here goes. I've got a small list (named
Resonator-L) running on 2.0b4, and I have one user, from AOL, whose mail
shows up as being from resonator-l-admin at mail.j-freeman.net, instead of
as being from his address. Here is a header from one of his messages as
it looks coming from Mailman (actual address changed to xxxx at aol.com to
protect the innocent):

Return-Path:  <resonator-l-admin at mail.j-freeman.net>
Received:     from gw.j-freeman.net (mailman at localhost []) by
gw.j-freeman.net (8.9.3/8.9.3)
                         with ESMTP id VAA18793 for <jay at j-freeman.net>;
Sun, 9 Jul 2000 21:56:03 -0500
From:         resonator-l-admin at mail.j-freeman.net
Received:     from imo-r10.mx.aol.com (imo-r10.mx.aol.com
[]) by gw.j-freeman.net
             (8.9.3/8.9.3) with ESMTP id VAA18785 for
<resonator-l at mail.j-freeman.net>; Sun, 9 Jul 2000 21:55:37 -0500
Received:     from xxxx at aol.com by imo-r10.mx.aol.com (mail_out_v27.10.)
id q.ca.72a984b
                         (7866) for <resonator-l at mail.j-freeman.net>;
Sun, 9 Jul 2000 23:12:47 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID:  <ca.72a984b.269a992e at aol.com>
Date:        Sun, 9 Jul 2000 23:12:46 EDT
Subject:     Re: [Resonator-L] Time for a new thread :)
To:          resonator-l at mail.j-freeman.net
MIME-Version:  1.0
Content-Type:  text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"
Content-Transfer-Encoding:  7bit
X-Mailer:    AOL 5.0 for Windows sub 109
Sender:      resonator-l-admin at mail.j-freeman.net
Errors-To:   resonator-l-admin at mail.j-freeman.net
X-BeenThere: resonator-l at mail.j-freeman.net
X-Mailman-Version:  2.0beta4
Precedence:  bulk
Reply-To:    resonator-l at mail.j-freeman.net
List-Id:     Discussion of all things resophonic
X-Mozilla-Status:   8011
X-Mozilla-Status2:  00000000
X-UIDL:      6fd8c267c61c1d79fe0a04e1dcf591a5

I wrote him and asked if he'd check to see if his AOL mail software had
settings for Full Name and Reply-To, thinking this might fix the
problem, but I haven't heard back from him yet. Is this the behavior I
should expect when that information is not provided by the originating
mailer? Or should I report this as a bug? I'd be happy to do so if
someone can give me a quick tutorial on the proper procedure. I would
not b surprised to learn that the problem originates with AOL, it
wouldn't be the first time they have made their systems incompatible
with the real world :).


Jay Freeman - WT9S
maintainer of Resonator-L, info at:
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