[Mailman-Users] Setting Sender Name

John W. Baxter jwblist at olympus.net
Tue Jul 19 03:03:47 CEST 2005

On 7/18/05 5:09 PM, "Jim Tittsler" <jwt at onjapan.net> wrote:

> On Jul 19, 2005, at 09:00, Tim Arney wrote:
>> For my mailing list, I have it set so that the senders email
>> address is
>> masked with the list address.  So for example, I presume if you
>> receive a
>> digest of this list then it would come from mailman-
>> users at python.org, not
>> something like "Mailman Users" <mailman-users at python.org>.  Does
>> that clear
>> up my problem?
> If you update to Mailman 2.1.6 (or at least replace your old Mailman/
> Handlers/Cleanse.py with the current one (which you could fetch from
> CVS)), Mailman will use the 'description' field (of the General
> Options page) as the "name" associated with the list.
Which I find to be a great nuisance, since the Description tends to be a bit
longer than makes sense as the name portion of the address.  I don't think a
field should be used in two such disjoint places.


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