[Mailman-Developers] Re: [Mailman-Users] Possible Fix for password lookup bug
Barry A. Warsaw
firstname.lastname@example.org (Barry A. Warsaw)
Tue, 2 Mar 1999 23:21:23 -0500 (EST)
>>>>> "BR" == Brian Ryner <email@example.com> writes:
BR> There's a bug that can come up when you mass subscribe users.
BR> The script does not lowercase the email addresses when they
BR> are mass-subscribed. This causes problems for just about
BR> everything, including password lookup, because when you type
BR> the email address to go to the options page, it uses a
BR> lowercased version of it. Then, since the password is stored
BR> with an uppercased version of the address, it can't find it.
BR> If users subscribe themselves, their email address gets
BR> lowercased and spaces get removed. Therefore, I'd suggest
BR> applying this same behavior to the mass subscribe feature.
What version of Mailman are you using? The policy is this: the user
name part of the email address is case-preserving because RFC 822 says
it must be. However for the Web side of the world, email addresses
are lower cased. This means if I subscribe BWARSAW@python.org, email
will always be delivered to BWARSAW@python.org, but my options will be
This has all been verified to work in Mailman 1.0b9.