[Mailman-Users] How to remove "cc" of sender but retain "sender"?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Mar 8 20:51:51 EST 2018

On 03/08/2018 04:22 PM, Richard Johnson wrote:
> Hi!  I hope this isn't just a matter of my not having searched enough!  I searched through all of the configuration I see, but didn't find a way to configure a mailing list to (1) set the "From" as the list address, while also (2) NOT including the sender in to any "CC" list, and instead including the sender in a "Sender" header.  Why do I want this?  I want all replies to go back to the list, but without any CC's going back to the sender, and while still retaining enough Sender information so that people can see from whom the message originated.

You can't do it without modifying code.

The things that come closest are:

1) first_strip_reply_to = Yes
   reply_goes_to_list = This List
   from_is_list = Munge From

This sets the list in both From: and Reply-To: but also puts the
original From: in Cc:

2) anonymous_list = yes

This sets the list in From: but hides the original sender completely.

> Maybe there's some better way or some good reason why I really don't want this?
> (What I'm seeing is that some mail user agents will sometimes include the sender of the message to which they are replying as well as their own address into a "CC" list.  I'm hoping to avoid the duplicate messages, if possible.)

Even if you did modify the code to do what you say you want, you'll find
that some MUAs will reply to the Sender: and others will make it
difficult or impossible to see the Sender: at all.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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