[Mailman-Users] Changing the senders name in the From line in confirmation mails

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Jul 21 14:23:34 EDT 2018

On 7/20/18 10:23 AM, Andre Tann wrote:
> The sender's name in the from line of a confirmation mail should be
> changed/inserted. Example:
> This line:
>     From:
> newsletter-confirm+7f07b5deb0843fad9ab40ead51ac7e7541cf22d6 at example.com
> should be changed to
>     From: My-Company
> <newsletter-confirm+7f07b5deb0843fad9ab40ead51ac7e7541cf22d6 at example.com>

This can be done, but without modifying code, not exactly as you
propose. You can make it

From: (My-Company) newsletter-confirm+7... at example.com

I.e. You can include My-Company as a comment, but not as a display name.

There are two default settings:

VERP_CONFIRM_FORMAT = '%(addr)s+%(cookie)s'

You can override these in mm_cfg.py with

VERP_CONFIRM_FORMAT = '(My-Company) %(addr)s+%(cookie)s'
VERP_CONFIRM_REGEXP = r'(?s)^\(?My-Company\)?

(watch out for wrapped lines).

You can't do

VERP_CONFIRM_FORMAT = 'My-Company <%(addr)s+%(cookie)s>'

because the @example.com is appended to that.

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