[Mailman-Users] Original sender address stripped from forwardedemails.

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Mar 30 23:18:25 CEST 2007

Jeff Thurston wrote:

>Hello list, I have a rather simple issue with my mailman list server, when
>someone forwards an email from the list to someone else, the original
>senders email address is removed.
>Instead it says the usual:
>From: listname-bounces at listserver.com
>[mailto:listname-bounces at listserver.com] On Behalf Of John Doe
>Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 9:19 AM
>To: listname at listserver.com
>Subject: [Listname] Subject.
>I read up on the general options for an individual list and saw two
>functions that might be the answer but they don't seem to have any effect on
>what I am trying to accomplish.
>Searching the faq briefly didn't yield much either.
>How do I change this behavior to include the email address of the original
>sender, instead of just their name?

This is really a Microsoft Outlook issue, not a Mailman issue. See
for more.

Note that the original From: Jon Doe <jdoe at example.com> header is not
altered by Mailman. Mailman adds a Sender: header with the list
bounces address, and MS Outlook chooses to show you that information
rather than the address from the From: header.

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