[Mailman-Developers] Wildly OT - qmail and mangling (was: mailman and the web)
Jay R. Ashworth
Tue, 20 Mar 2001 00:38:35 -0500
On Mon, Mar 19, 2001 at 08:36:26PM -0800, J C Lawrence wrote:
> > Typical djb mistake.
> While he reinvented common practice (a definite DJB-ism) he hardly
> violated any standard -- +-addressing is still mostly larval.
Really? I've seen it for *years*.
> > There's been a defined protocol for that that well predates qmail
> > (unless I'm much mistaken); the defined character is a "+". No,
> > it's not a formal standard... but it's apparently a widely defined
> > informal standard.
> Every MTA I'm aware of that supports +-addressing mandates having
> the extension character set as part of the feature configuration.
Do that again? I fell off.
> I've seen both '-' and '+' commonly used over tha last decade ro so
> outside of DJB circles. IIRC the early Sendmail patches for
> +-addressing used '-' by default until enough people yelled at Eric
> that it was too confusing and tended to screw up their other
> > Tampa Bay, Florida http://baylink.pitas.com +1 727 804 5015
> Do Tim et al still do the Weds night/Sunday brunch meets?
Oh. Hey, Carnage. I wouldn't begin to know. I've seen Tim once in the
last 6 years, at a SLUG meeting. He saw me, and hasn't been going to
those meetings since.
Don't ask me...
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