[Mailman-Users] non-subscribers getting through--email address in "Real Name"

Jordan Brown mailman at jordan.maileater.net
Wed Jul 25 13:48:26 EDT 2018

Hmm.  It would take MUA changes to be fully effective, but a possibility
that comes to mind is to have mailing lists leave the original message
absolutely unmodified, but wrap it in a message that comes "from" the
mailing list.  That way everything about the message is verifiably true.

A list-aware MUA could more or less transparently unwrap such a
message.  It would probably display some indication that the message
came through the ML - the name of the list, unsubscribe mechanism,
archive pointers, ML header or footer text, et cetera, and maybe
activate alternative "reply" options[*]  - but would largely present the
message as "from" the original author, *via* the mailing list.

Perhaps the wrapper message would look like today's munged ML messages -
From: Real Person <mailinglist at example.com> / Reply-To: Real Person
<realperson at example2.com> - but a list-aware MUA would largely hide that.

Of course there are a million details and getting adoption would be hard.

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