[Mailman-Users] Sender modification

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Tue May 11 17:17:20 CEST 2004

At 4:54 PM +0200 2004/05/11, cedric gross wrote:

>  Is there a way to change the sender of mail (i.e. mailman-user-bounce) with
>  something more humain like : The Mailman User list
>  <mailman-users at python.org) ?

	You can go throughout the Mailman code and change 
listname-bounces to whatever you want, but this is not recommended.

	Bounces will actually come back to this address, so whatever you 
do, you have to be able to distinguish between bounces and original 
submissions.  But if you had a violent opposition to the string 
"-bounces" appearing anywhere, you could change this to be "-fred" or 
whatever else you may want.

>  Or must I do it by canonical rewriting ?

	That would be an extremely bad idea.  You would be destroying 
vital information encoded in the envelope sender address, which could 
not be recovered once a bounce occurred.

	See Mailman FAQ 2.2 at 
and FAW 2.3 at 

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

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