Patchwork gets confused about authorship

Konstantin Ryabitsev konstantin at
Fri May 21 05:14:35 AEST 2021

On Thu, May 20, 2021 at 09:04:43PM +0200, Yann E. MORIN wrote:
> > There's not even an X-Original-From: or anything like that, which would help
> > avoid this problem, since Patchwork will recognize this situation and
> > correctly substitute the list From with the original From.
> OK, so if we could get the list to set X-Original-From, that would
> solve the issue.

Yes -- at least, it should.

> > You should fix the list to not substitute the From: header with the list
> > address.
> Ah, but this is required when the sender is from a domain with DMARC
> with a Reject or Quarantine policy, and the recipient server checks that
> setting.

It's only required if there is no DKIM signature on the original message (see
my musings on this subject here: )

If there is no DKIM signature on the original mail, then yes, the DMARC
verification server is supposed to perform an "alignment check" to make sure
that the envelope-from domain matches the in-header From: domain.

Rewriting the From: header is a terrible fix for this, though, as it breaks
the patch flow (unless tools have specific kludges to fix this, like
Patchwork). A much better solution is to have everyone properly DKIM-sign
their outgoing mail. :)


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