[Mailman-Users] Fwd: Small reply address problem

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Fri Sep 30 11:56:55 CEST 2005

Read the FAQ Luke (the entry Brad suggested).

See near the bottom of this FAQ page:


for a hack to "improve" what Outlook displays in its GUI field by 
modifying the Sender field on the outbound mail from Mailman. The line 
number in Mailman/Handlers/SMTPDirect.py is 353 in MM 2.1.6 (near the 
top of the function def bulkdeliver).

Contrary to Mark's assertion, this should not break bounce handling 
because the return address for bounce processing should be taken from 
the SMTP envelope From not from the Sender: header field of the 
message. These two values do not have to be the same.

Mark Sapiro  msapiro at value.net wrote:

paul collen wrote:
 >Yep, works fine in any client apart from Outlook!! ;o)
 >Does anybody know how to manually edit the Sender address mailman uses?

If you do this (by modifying code), you'll break automated bounce

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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