[Mailman-Users] Personalization - How do I explicitly disableSender field rewrite

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Nov 19 22:55:04 CET 2009

Tim Van Dyne wrote:

>I just upgraded to 2.1.9 and it seems that Personalization now re-writes
>the "Sender" or "From" field on all recipients' emails to use the
>'description' of the list.  I've been unsuccessful in disabling this
>unless I delete the description field, but then there would be no
>description on the listinfo page.  Is there a quick entry I can put into
>mm_cfg.py or modify on one of the other files to disable the Sender/From

This should have nothing to do with personalization. This is controlled
by General Options -> anonymous_list.

>It seems like defaulting to 'No' for personalization starts out ok.
>Then I change it to 'Yes' and it makes the From field:
>"list description" <email at address.blah>
>I want just:
><email at address.blah>
>When I change Personalization back to 'No', the effect stays the same.
>Now I'm unable to get rid of this From field rewrite unless I make a new

I don't understand the interactions you discribe unless you are also
making other changes.

>We want Personalization in order to use some variables in the footer,
>and of course to remedy some external user spam filtering issues.
>But we don't want the Sender/From field to contain the list's

Rewriting of the From: header is controlled only by anonymous_list. If
anonymous_list is Yes, the From: is rewritten to "Description <list
posting address>"; if No, the From: is not rewritten at all.

personalize = Yes does not rewrite message headers. It only expands the
replacements available for msg_header and msg_footer.

personalize = Full Personalization rewrites only the To: to the "real
name <address>" of the recipient.

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