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

Krystal F. Zipfel zipfel at greenacrestechnology.com
Fri Mar 30 23:25:09 CEST 2007

Mark Sapiro wrote:
> 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
> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq02.003.htp>
> 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.
Not sure it's just Outlook, as Thunderbird does the same. But, 
interesting non-the-less.

Another question along the same lines. Is it possible to "hide" or 
remove the sender? For instance, I want my newsletter to my members to 
only show "listname at listserver.com", as 
"listname-bounces at listserver.com" confuses them.


More information about the Mailman-Users mailing list