Subject: Re: [boost] Mangled "From" field in mailing list posts
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-06-11 14:00:39
On Sun, Jun 11, 2017 at 8:48 AM, Stefan Seefeld via Boost <
> On 11.06.2017 04:33, Daniel James via Boost wrote:
> > On 10 June 2017 at 21:28, Vladimir Prus via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>
> >> Hi,
> >> it seems that most of recent posts to the mailing lists have
> >> rather strange "From" field, e.g.
> >> From: Daniel James via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>
> >> I see this problem both via NTTP and regular mail, including emails
> >> that appear to be posted directly with a mail client.
> >> That extra "via Boost" adds no value, and clutters mailbox. Is there
> >> any change to return back to having "From" field have just the
> >> name of the person?
> The "From:" field could contain the full address of the original poster,
> not just his name. That's how things were before the change, IIUC.
> But, AFAIU, that had to change because some mail servers would refuse to
> serve mail whose "From:" address differed from the "sender" field (which
> is the list address in our case). Am I describing this correctly ? I
> wonder how others handle this situation (in particular, how mailman and
> similar tools deal with this themselves), given how frequent a use-case
> this is...
They deal with it by not setting "Sender:" at all.
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