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Re: mutt configuration not displaying my name in mailing list threads

On Sun, Jun 18, 2006 at 06:36:59PM -0400, mlaks wrote:
> Hi,
> I have switched over to mutt as my MUA. It took some work to get exim4 and fetchmail etc working.
> now i notice that my own posts to debian-user are not listed by "mitchell laks" or mlaks in the
> mutt index view. instead it says
> 22104   F Jun 18 To debian-user  (1.5K) sid kde printing and  cups setup
> 22105  sT Jun 18 Roger Leigh     (5.0K) ????????????>
> 22106 O F Jun 18 To debian-user  (1.0K)   ????????????>
> 22107     Jun 17 Joseph Smidt    (1.9K) Can I update unstable from USB memory st
> 22108     Jun 18 Arafangion      (0.9K) ????????????>
> 22109     Jun 17 Serena Cantor   (0.8K) can't boot sarge after installation
> 22110 O   Jun 18 John Kelly      (0.5K) |->Re: OT: does reporting to spamcop do
> notice it says
> "To debian-user" 
> instead of 
> mitchell laks
> or 
> mlaks
> what do i change in my muttrc to get this right?

You need to change your mutt configuration slightly. Mutt decides what
fields to display with the index_format[1] variable.

You'll want to change the author display from %v (first name of the
author, or the recipient if the message is from you) to %t (`to:' field

Mutt will decide whether the email is from you or not based on the
value of alternates[2] variable.



[1]: http://www.mutt.org/doc/manual/manual-6.html#index_format
[2]: http://www.mutt.org/doc/manual/manual-6.html#alternates
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