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sr #109688: emacs-diffs email should have a "From:" of

Submitted by:  Stefan Monnier <monnier>
Submitted on:  Tue 21 May 2019 08:04:02 PM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  None
Assigned to:  None Operating System:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed

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Tue 21 May 2019 08:57:17 PM UTC, comment #1: 

i changed dmarc_moderation_action (on privacy -> senders) to munge from. that is the best option mailman offers for handling this. it changes the From: address to be the list when the sender's domain is a strict dmarc site (like,, etc.), but not changing it for others. discusses the woeful situation.

Karl Berry <karl>
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Tue 21 May 2019 08:04:02 PM UTC, original submission:  

When I commit a message to the Emacs repository, a message is sent to -email is unavailable- with the content of the changes I installed.

This is good.

These messages have in the "From:" the email address of the committer.  While I find this choice convenient, it is sadly incompatible with the way SPAM is being fought nowadays.  More specifically, it means that a machine at sends email messages that claim to come from  Currently this still works, but more and more sites set up DMARC such that recipients will consider such messages as forgeries.

Could we change these "diffs email" so they stop pretending that those messages come from the committer?

Stefan Monnier <monnier>


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