Greetings -

I'm working on setting up Mailman at our site to replace an ageing system
based around another package. There's lots of 'firsts' involved: Mailman
and Exim (to date we've been a Sendmail-using site).

Things have been going very well, except I've just noticed that messages
I'm sending out to my test list are coming through with the header:

To: testlist at lists.york.ac.uk

However given I had set the list's 'Description' setting to "A test list" I
was instead expecting it to be:

To: A test list <testlist at lists.york.ac.uk>

I've checked that the description setting, which I made through the web
interface, has 'taken' by displaying the list's configuration using

bin/config-list -o - testlist

I've also restarted Mailman itself in case that was needed. (It didn't

I don't *think* I've done anything in Exim's setup that would strip the
real name part from the "To:" header -- I'm using a pretty standared
exim.conf plus the router and transport changes detailed in the Mailman
installation guide to direct incoming messages for the lists into Mailman's

My test messages are being delivered out to the list OK ... it's just that
the "Yo:" header is missing the terse 'description' text.

Can anyone give me any clues/suggestions to try, please?

Mike Brudenell

The Computing Service, University of York, Heslington, York Yo10 5DD, UK
Tel:+44-1904-433811 FAX:+44-1904-433740

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postedApr 7, '06 at 3:30p
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