[clug] thunderbird displayed "From"

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Fri Jun 14 11:54:13 UTC 2019

On 14/6/19 9:05 pm, Steve Walsh via linux wrote:
> Hello Eyal
> On 14/6/19 6:06 pm, Eyal Lebedinsky via linux wrote:
>> 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? 
> The Samba project (who host our list) enabled a number of DKIM features on their various lists in January 2018, one of which rewrites the sender name to "take ownership" of the email within the transaction chain so it can DKIM sign it correctly. To do that, it can no longer "masquerade" as the original sender, but must, instead, indicate it's sending it on behalf of the original sender.
> Thunderbird honors that DKIM rewrite, and thus displays the sender's name differently to you.

To make it clear, the text "list CLUG" thunderbird shows comes from my address-book
from the entry for "linux at lists.samba.org". If I remove this entry then thunderbird
does show the correct From: name. So it is thunderbird doing this.

Anyone knows a config value to control this behavior? Maybe I am just too slow but I did
do a number of net searches and sifted through the about:config attributes. Something to
say: "show name from "From:" header, do not look up in the address-book.

Eyal at Home (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au)

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