[Mailman-Users] mailing list address

Drew Tenenholz drew.tenenholz at isid.org
Tue Sep 3 16:33:45 CEST 2013

Ben --

Oddly enough, I've just been asked to do something similar.  In my case, the problem is that they want some of these headers changed around and we have 10-12 lists that sort of relate to each other.

For example, they kind of really want the same FROM: for a group of four lists.  At the same time, they want the digest subscribers for those four lists to see the FROM as "common_name-digest at domain.tld".

I've looked into the CookHeaders.py file, and that is certainly the place to make any changes BUT there I'm pretty certain that making the changes we're talking about will have downstream effects on:

1) automated processing of subscription requests sent via email
2) automated processing of bounces
3) processing of posts  (my lists are announce-only, so less imperative to me)
4) the upgrade process, which would wipe out the changes and would need to be re-implemented after upgrades (which means reading the new file and re-integrating the changes, not a simple re-insertion of the modified code).

Also, CookHeaders.py is a file used by ALL lists in a given installation and I don't think there is any list-by-list way to make changes.

So, if Mark or others with more experience have ideas on how to do this without upsetting the apple cart, I'd be happy to hear about them.

-- Drew Tenenholz

At 9:37 AM -0400 9/3/13, Benjamin_Joyner at ao.uscourts.gov wrote:
>When I send a message out through the mailing list, the "sent by" address
>alwayse seems to be "listname-bounces at hostname".  Is it possible to remove
>the "bounces apendation from the sent name so that it only shows
>listname at hostname?
>Regards, Ben Joyner

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