[Mailman-Users] From: field question (listname vs listname-bounces)

Christopher Adams chris.a.adams at state.or.us
Mon Jul 12 19:03:35 CEST 2004

Some list owners have reported to me that the From: field in their 
client shows a list message as From: listname-bounces at wherever.com. In 
this case, the client is MS Outlook. I initially assumed that they 
didn't know what they were talking about since my mail client (Netscape 
Messenger) shows From: listname at wherever.com. However, I have 
experimented and now I see that using MS Outlook does show From: 

The list owner has requested that the From: field show the listname only 
and not the listname-bounces. I know that I can configure the list so 
that messages appear from the sender's address, but I am wondering if 
there is something else that I should be looking at.

I am assuming that with the newer versions of Mailman (which I am 
using), VERP has something to do with the program using the -bounces 
address for sending.

Christopher Adams

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