Issue with sender's 'From' address where display name is not quoted

donald.dawson at donald.dawson at
Fri Apr 15 21:40:41 IST 2011

We have received email from a reputable list serve that has the
following format of 'From' address in the unmodified email header:

	H??From: Patrick A. Guida, Duffy & Sweeney, LTD
<ali-aba at>

The internally delivered email has the following 'From' header:

	From: Patrick.A.Guida at,
Duffy.&.Sweeney at, LTD <ali-aba at>

It appears they are not RFC-Compliant on the 'From' address since they
did not have quotes around their display name.

I have tested re-sending the email with the quotes around the 'display
name' and the delivered email shows the correct display name:

	Patrick A. Guida, Duffy & Sweeney, LTD [ali-aba at]

Versus the same email without the quotes around the display name:

	Patrick.A.Guida at

Do I need to go back to the list serve to get them to correct the format
of their 'From' email header, or is there an option in MailScanner that
should assume text before the <ali-aba at> is a display name?


Donald Dawson
Security Administrator
Baker Botts L.L.P.
One Shell Plaza
910 Louisiana
Houston, TX 77002
W: 713-229-2183

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