[Mailman-Users] "from" column question--how can we get our name to appear instead of the email address?

Ian A B Eiloart iane at sussex.ac.uk
Fri Jul 2 18:05:16 CEST 2004

--On Tuesday, June 29, 2004 7:14 pm -0400 "Avi M. Spiegel" 
<amspiegel at americansforkerry.com> wrote:

> Hello:
> We are trying to send out a mailman message.  When people receive our
> message, the mailman email address is listed in the from column and people
> think it's spam.  How can we make it so that the name of the person
> posting is listed in the from column?

By default, that shouldn't happen. The From: header shouldn't be touched.

Check that the header munging settings in the general preferences for the 
list are untouched.

Of course it *could* be that the mail client is at fault. It has several 
header fields that it could be looking at. If its looking at the sender 
field instead of the From: field, then change the settings in the mail 
client, or get a sensible mail client if you can't fix that.

> When I send messages from my Outlook account to any other address its says
> my name in the From box.  When I send messages to the mailman listserv it
> lists the email address of the listserv in the From box.

A listserv isn't a mailing list. Its a rival mailing list manager. Calling 
it a mailman listserv (actually, Mailman LISTSERV is like calling your 
vacuum cleaner a Dyson Hoover - calculated to upset both Dyson and Hoover, 
because Dyson don't make Hoovers.

> Please help!
> Thanks
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Ian Eiloart
Servers Team
Sussex University ITS

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