[ mailman-Bugs-1498213 ] bad email sanitisation issue

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Bugs item #1498213, was opened at 2006-05-31 06:26
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Category: None
Group: 2.1 (stable)
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: kangoo (kangbooboo)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: bad email sanitisation issue

Initial Comment:
hi, we're using 2.1.5 and when someone added an email
address with quotes (") we got errors a bit everywhere
and mails not getting sent ^^

I looked into changelog up to 2.1.8 which is current
stable and this looks closely to bug #1030228, but
different character.

I would suggest adding the quote character to the
filter (ascii 042)
Or better, rewritte the filter but the reverse way.
only allow [a-zA-Z0-9\-\_\.\+] for email addresses ?
(i made this up from memory but email addresses cannot
contain much more ? maybe im saying something stupid here)


>Comment By: Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
Date: 2006-05-31 21:39

Logged In: YES 

First of all, local-parts of email addresses are allowed to
be quoted per RFC2821 sec 4.1.2, but more importantly, can
you be more specific as to
1) the form of the address with " that caused problems
2) how it was added if not via the web interface
3) what specific errors/problems result

I note that I am able to add an address of the form

Real Name <"user at example.com">

via Mass Subscribe, and the resultant address receives mail
just as if it weren't quoted.


Comment By: kangoo (kangbooboo)
Date: 2006-05-31 06:36

Logged In: YES 

i forgot to say this is done when you're not using the web
interface to input the email+name (else name or mail with
quotes gets rejected  as unknown)


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