Notices From option

support at support at
Mon Apr 6 13:11:36 UTC 2020

hi mark,

the change of "PostmasterName" doesn't change the FROM field.
it was the option "MailScanner". the default was "MailScanner = MailScanner". 
i changed it to "MailScanner = NICKNAME"

the result of the option "MailScanner = NICKNAME" and "Local Postmaster = notify at" is:

"NICKNAME" <notify at>

but i think the documentation of "NOTICES FROM" is a little bit confusing.


The visible part of the email address used in the "From:" line of the
notices. The <user at domain> part of the email address is set to the
"Local Postmaster" setting.


where can i find the clue for next time to change the "MailScanner = MailScanner" option to change the FROM in the mailheader?

many thanks for your support.


Mit freundlichen Grüßen


5. April 2020 21:27, "Mark Sapiro" <mark at> schrieb:

> On 4/5/20 9:32 AM, support at wrote:
>> hi,
>> i changed the "Notices From" and "Local Postmaster" option to change the name in the FROM field to
>> notify a user.
> ...
>> but only the "Local Postmaster" was changed, not the "Notices From". they keep the default value of
>> "MailScanner".
> I'm not certain, but I think "Notices From" only is effective for
> notices sent by /usr/sbin/ms-msg-alert.
> If you look in MailScanner's reports directory for your language(s)
> (default /usr/share/MailScanner/reports/en) you'll see it contains files
> named languages.conf and languages.conf.strings. You could try editing
> the definition of PostmasterName in those files.
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