Bug 71497 - Incorrect behavior with From field.
Incorrect behavior with From field.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mailx (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jiri Ryska
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Reported: 2002-08-14 08:53 EDT by Leonid Mamtchenkov
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-02 03:18:56 EST
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Description Leonid Mamtchenkov 2002-08-14 08:53:49 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020408

Description of problem:
When sending mail with /bin/mail, it takes user's real name from /etc/passwd and
includes it in From field.  Parsing of the real name is broken, since real name
field in /etc/passwd can contain additional information, like office and office
phone (fill all fields using chfn).

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.chfn someuser
2.fill all fields
3.su - someuser
4.mail someotheruser
5.check email from someotheruser

Actual Results:  From field looks like this:
From: "John Doe,Redhat Inc.,+123 1 1234567,123 1 1234568" <john_doe@redhat.com>

Expected Results:  From: "John Doe" <john_doe@redhat.com>

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ivana Varekova 2004-11-02 03:18:56 EST
Thank you for your notice.
This problem does not occure in version mailx-8.1.1-33.

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