[Mailman-Users] Hide email address, but show the senders name

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Aug 17 16:28:29 CEST 2004

jd jones wrote:
>Confused as heck, but how as an administrator of the list,  can I hide email
>address, but show the sender’s name?

You'd probably have to hack the Python code.

>We don’t want to broadcast the sender’s email address, but this leaves us in
>the distasteful position of not knowing who the email is coming from.


>This forces us to add a header to the messages saying “Don’t forget to add
>your name”.

Signing posts is the appropriate and polite thing to do. Would you send
a postal mail letter and rely only on the return address on the
envelope to show who it's from?

>This header comes through (sometimes) as an attachment.

This is covered in the FAQ. Searching the FAQ for "attachment" will
return article 4.39 (among others) which addresses this. Search the
FAQ via the FAQ Wizzard at http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py .

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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