[Mailman-Users] Friendly name for digest sender

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Feb 16 17:56:05 EST 2017

On 02/16/2017 01:48 PM, Bryan Blackwell wrote:
> I noticed recently that there's no real name for my digest mail - the -request address is correctly displayed, but there no friendly name.  So on my Yahoo mail the pop up display for message shows the sender name as "null".  Clearly this isn't a big deal, but I looked and couldn't find a setting, is there an easy way to have a name associated with that address?

You (or the admins of your list's server) would need to patch the code
in Mailman/Handlers/ToDigest.py. Near the top, change

> from email.Utils import getaddresses, formatdate


> from email.Utils import getaddresses, formatdate, formataddr

and in the send_i18n_digests function, change the lines

>     mimemsg['From'] = mlist.GetRequestEmail()


>     rfc1153msg['From'] = mlist.GetRequestEmail()


>     mimemsg['From'] = formataddr(mlist.description, mlist.GetRequestEmail())


>     rfc1153msg['From'] = formataddr(mlist.description, mlist.GetRequestEmail())

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