[OT?] after moving to f9, alpine lists sender on "sent" msgs

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Fri Jul 11 09:46:09 UTC 2008

On Fri, 11 Jul 2008, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

>   admittedly, this is an alpine topic, but i'm guessing someone out
> there has already run across this.  after moving someone else's
> system from f8 to f9 and restoring that user's personal mail
> (install alpine; restore mbox, mail/, .pinerc, .fetchmailrc, etc),
> looking at the "sent-mail" folder shows that user (call her "fred")
> as both the sender and recipient on all newly-sent mail msgs, as in:
> 	... lots of sent msgs ...
> 	...
> 	... To: barney ...
> 	... To: wilma ...
> 	... fred ...		< -- after f9 re-install
> 	... fred ...
> 	... fred ...
>   it's obviously useful to be able to scan the sent-mail folder and
> see the *recipient* listed, so why -- after that switch to f9 --
> does alpine suddenly switch to listing the (utterly redundant)
> *sender*? and, more curiously, why would it do that in the middle of
> the folder display?  is there an option for this?  i'm looking for
> one, and i haven't seen it yet.  thanks.
> rday

whoops, never mind, things are back to normal -- the problem was that
the outgoing SMTP wasn't configured properly so those msgs eventually
came back as undeliverable which is why they showed up that way.  my
bad.  carry on.


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