[clug] thunderbird displayed "From"

Bryan Kilgallin kilgallin at iinet.net.au
Fri Jun 14 09:35:58 UTC 2019

Hey Eyal:

> Recently (I forget how long) I noticed that in thunderbird, the From 
> item in the mail item panel
> as well as in the folder column is showing "list CLUG" rather than the 
> senders name.
> Since many people do not include their name in a sig (or a final 
> salutation) I do not know who
> the person really is. For example, a thread today comes from Steve 
> Jenkin who has a clear sig,
> and a reply then comes which I cannot see the sender. The headers 
> clearly include
>     From: Keith Goggin via linux <linux at lists.samba.org>
> and the quote in the reply starts with
>     On 14/6/19 4:37 pm, steve jenkin via linux wrote:
> so the information is there and used otherwise - so why not in the 
> "From" column?
> Is this a recent thunderbird configuration change (by me or through an 
> update, now version "60.4.0 (64-bit)")?
> Or maybe this is something in the list manager?
> I think it is the former.
Select the Inbox. Its menu-bar has leftmost a tiny icon looking like 
"LE". That is "Display Message Threads". Click it to toggle its mode.


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