Patchwork modifies 'From' field

Brian Norris computersforpeace at
Wed Sep 24 04:15:43 EST 2014

Hi Doug,

Thanks for the quick response.

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 11:03 AM, Doug Anderson <dianders at> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 10:46 AM, Brian Norris
> <computersforpeace at> wrote:
>> Does Patchwork ever change the name in the 'From' field of a patch?
>> Perhaps based on prior knowledge of a person's name?
>> I see that Ezequiel Garcia's last name is spelled "GarcĂ­a" (with an
>> accent mark) under "Submitter" on patches like this one:
>> And the mbox linked from patchwork shows the accent in the From
>> header. But the raw mail in my account shows that his original mail
>> had no accent mark.
>> How can I fix this? I don't want to pull patches from Patchwork and
>> only realize later the metadata is all wrong. I would really expect
>> Patchwork not to muck with things like names, but if it has to, I'd
>> hope there's a way to get around it. Can a user register an account
>> under their email address and change their name, for instance?
> IIRC you can set your name when you first register, but I think
> there's no easy way to change your name without emailing the
> maintainer of the server.

I believe the user in question has no account under that
email address.

> The problem about patchwork munging email addresses has been brought
> up before.  There are some old patches from me that attempted to solve
> it.
> IDs from
> 291948  New          [v2,1/5] Move email address parsing functions to
> a separate module
> 291946  New          [v2,2/5] models: Add sent_from() and
> need_sent_from() methods to Patch model
> 291949  New          [v2,3/5] templates: Add "Sent From" to the patch template
> 291945  New          [v2,4/5] models: Don't munge the 'From' field of patches
> 291947  New          [v2,5/5] parsemail: Update a Person's name upon
> new email unless they are registered

Thanks, I'll take a look at these and see if any of them can shed
light on what exactly I'm seeing.


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