[Bug 1074542] [NEW] ban_list: addresses which begin with caret ("^")

/dev/rob0 rob0-lpad at nodns4.us
Sat Nov 3 02:16:09 CET 2012

Public bug reported:

This is very minor, but probably deserves a note in the documentation.
In the ban_list (and probably other places) a regular expression
requires the leading end anchor "^". Thus one without that as first
character would be interpreted as an email address. With the "^", the
entry will be read as a regular expression.

How would you handle an email address where the localpart begins with
"^"? Granted, this is a very rare thing, but it is possible. Escape it
with backslash? It could be done as a regular expression also, but that
fact might be worth noting. Thanks.

FYI, I discussed this with Terri in IRC, and she suggested filing a bug.

** Affects: mailman
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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