Funnying the From (was: OT: Recommended news reader?)

Aahz aahz at
Thu Feb 5 22:10:18 CET 2004

In article <Xns9486923064F40VeebleFetzer at>,
Bert Hyman  <bert at> wrote:
>claird at (Cameron Laird) wrote in
>news:10257t58fdgvi67 at 
>> I didn't know that "From:" *could* be customized through
>> common configurations.  Does anyone know how to set it
>> with trn(1)?  
>Does "trn" still post through the external "Pnews" program? If so,
>you can edit your post before sending it to include a "From:" header
>of your liking and the server ->should accept it. 
>The last time I saw it, Pnews was a Bourne shell program, so you
>could find the copy on your system, copy it and change it any way you

That's exactly what I do, though it's also simple enough to change the
From: line manually.
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