[Mailman-Developers] case sensitive user names in email addresses
Mon, 12 Oct 1998 14:45:10 +0200
Well, to be exact, rfc 822 says "case preserved" which is not quite the
same. Sendmail for example is not case sensitive when looking up aliases,
but still preserves the case when rewriting addresses.
In any case (!) I don't think it's a bad thing to make Mailman handle
adresses in a case transparent manner.
> I just looked at rfc 822 and found that it specifies that username
> parts of email addresses be case sensitive except in the case of
> I'll look into what is necessary to make mailman do this.
> On Sun, Oct 11, 1998 at 07:54:44PM -0400, Scott wrote:
> | i've got a mailman site that has a list with a subscriber whose email
> | address is case sensitive for the username part. mailman is
> | downcasing the address, and it makes mail to the user bounce user
> | unknown.
> | I'm aware that the mail system that is bouncing this address as user
> | unknown is pretty darn unusual, but the list admin finds this
> | unacceptable. Does anyone know if case sensitive user names are rfc
> | complient addresses?
> | scott
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