[wp-hackers] Address and name used in notification messages

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Thu Jun 25 17:37:55 GMT 2009

On Jun 25, 2009, at 11:11 AM, Austin Matzko wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 9:41 AM, Simon Blackbourn  
> <piemanek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It seems to me that:
>> 1. The From name should be the 'blogname' option, rather than  
>> "WordPress".
>> 2. The From address should be the admin_email option, rather than
>> wordpress at myblog.com.
>> 3. The option name 'admin_email' is confusing, because it's  
>> actually the
>> blog email address, not the admnistrator's (the administrator's email
>> address is in their user profile). It would make more sense to have  
>> the
>> option name called 'blog_email', then on the general options screen  
>> you'd
>> have 'Blog title', 'Blog address' and 'Blog email'.
>> 4. If some email-sending functions are currently in pluggable.php,  
>> then all
>> of them should be there for consistency.
>> There may be good arguments against some of these that I haven't  
>> thought of,
>> I'm sure you'll let me know if there are!
> There are a number of Trac tickets that have discussed this issue.
> For example, see http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5007

+1 on Simon's entire list save addressing the issues covered in #5007.

> Basically the problem is a catch-22: if you use admin_email, some
> hosts will refuse to send the mail because the origin domain differs
> from the sending domain.
> And (apparently a much smaller number of) other hosts block
> wordpress@* outgoing mail when that account doesn't exist.
> There's no single answer that works for everyone

There could be a 3rd answer....

On Jun 25, 2009, at 11:55 AM, Jennifer Hodgdon wrote:
> All the more reason to have it be a configurable option, separate  
> from the "admin" user's email address. There could be some helpful  
> text explaining these two issues, and a button that lets you send a  
> test email message to see what works for you.

+1, this is the 3rd answer.

That said, see my next email with the subject "Workflow in WordPress."

-Mike Schinkel
WordPress Custom Plugins

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