Feedback on ticket 146 - $reverse_realname behavior

Eike Rathke list at erack.de
Mon Jun 10 11:27:08 UTC 2019


Hi Kevin,

On Saturday, 2019-06-08 14:20:49 -0700, Kevin J. McCarthy wrote:

> Right now, if a To address is missing the personal (name) part, the From
> will be filled in with $realname in the reply.
> 
> The ticket submitter expects that if the To address was missing a name, the
> reply From address should be the exact same: missing a name too.
> 
> I think it's a reasonable expectation, but would like to confirm that
> opinion with others before I merge the patch.

Problem is that both can be expected behaviour.
1) the sender didn't know or fill in the real name, but I would like an
   answer to have it; likely in everyday communication
2) the mail was sent to an address that on purpose doesn't have a name
   assigned, like a role account, it may even be it's read and answered
   by different persons

A solution IMHO is a quad-option asking the user whether to complete the
name when answering such mail. Even better might be two alternates
lists, with and without realname fill, but that somewhat sounds like
overkill.

  Eike

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