[Mailman-Users] From field displayed by MS Outlook

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Thu Jan 22 15:14:17 CET 2004

At 12:00 AM -0500 2004/01/22, Rabinowitz, Ari (Exchange) wrote:

>  There is no way for the Mailman developers to fix this, since if they
>  didn't have the Sender address be the list bounce address then all of
>  Mailman's bounce handling would no longer work, and the author of the
>  message would get flooded with bounces that they don't care about and
>  cant do anything about.

	The "Sender:" header field is not used in bounces.  The envelope 
sender information is used in bounces.  It so happens that Mailman is 
recording the envelope sender information in the "Sender:" field, but 
it could always do that in a different field.  Mailman would simply 
need to be programmed to detect that information in a different field.

	Nevertheless, this is common usage for the "Sender:" field, 
according to the RFCs and the typical usage on the entire rest of the 

	Fixing Mailman will not fix the entire rest of the Internet.  Try 
fixing the broken client instead.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>

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