Feedback on ticket 146 - $reverse_realname behavior

Eike Rathke list at
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


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