[ mailman-Bugs-643605 ] RFC2882 and / in subscriber address

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Bugs item #643605, was opened at 2002-11-25 09:55
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Category: (un)subscribing
Group: Postponed
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 7
Submitted By: Christopher Kolar (ckolar)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: RFC2882 and / in subscriber address

Initial Comment:
Reproduced from the mailman-users list.  Thanks to Bill
for the followup.



Majordomo would tell you the same thing but I agree
that it is a legal address (we use similar addresses
internally at work) and should be accepted.   RFC2822
(http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2822.html) clearly allows
it in the local-part (Section 3.4.1) as a dot-atom.

This should be fixed but in the mean time I don't think
you are going to get it into mailman.

Bill W.

At 09:31 AM 11/25/2002 -0600, Christopher Kolar wrote:

Hello.  I am trying to add a person to a mail list and
having some problems.  Their organization runs some
sort of bestial mail system where the addresses are of
the form:

        schmoe.j/bhs at dns.u99.k12.il.us

When I try to drop the address in through the mass
subscribe screen I get the following message from Mailman:

        * Joe Schmoe -- Hostile address (illegal

My guess is that the / is getting parsed by Mm as an
attempt to reference a file (a la majordomo).  Is there
a way to force the address onto the subscriber list? 
It is an actual valid address for delivery.

Thanks in advance,



>Comment By: Christopher Kolar (ckolar)
Date: 2003-03-06 10:20

Logged In: YES 

Just ran into this again with 2.1.1 and was checking in to
see how it is going.  I have no idea what these people are
doing running some goofy mail system off their dns.  I think
it is relaying it to a mac-based mail system with servers
local in every school.  I replaced one of those systems
once.  Anyway, here's to 3.0.  --chris


Comment By: Barry A. Warsaw (bwarsaw)
Date: 2002-12-23 23:01

Logged In: YES 

I agree that any RFC 2822 legal address should be allowed by
Mailman.  This won't get fixed for MM2.1, but I'll keep it
open so we can address it in MM3.0.


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