[Mailman-Developers] Bug in password lookup, and possible fix

Brian Ryner bryner@uiuc.edu
Tue, 02 Mar 1999 21:45:28 -0600


I posted this to mailman-users but figured I might get a better response

There's a bug that can come up when you mass subscribe users.  The
script does not lowercase the email addresses when they are
mass-subscribed.  This causes problems for just about everything,
including password lookup, because when you type the email address to go
to the options page, it uses a lowercased version of it.  Then, since
the password is stored with an uppercased version of the address, it
can't find it.  If users subscribe themselves, their email address gets
lowercased and spaces get removed.  Therefore, I'd suggest applying this
same behavior to the mass subscribe feature.


-Brian Ryner