[Mailman-Developers] Re: Possible Fix for password lookup bug

Christopher Lindsey lindsey@ncsa.uiuc.edu
Wed, 3 Mar 1999 14:00:37 -0600 (CST)

> I believe you misunderstand.
> When Mailman *delivers* mail, it uses the original case of the address
> that was entered. It goes to great lengths to preserve that case.
> Within web- and email-based operation of a user's settings, however, it
> is performed case-insensitively. This occurs outside of mail delivery
> and the SMTP protocol, so it is a "legal" design choice.
> If you'd like, you can argue the design choice, but I'll warn you now to
> not try it :-).

Can Mailman at least be changed so that the membership listing reflects
the original case?  Even dumping the list membership with
$prefix/bin/list_members converts everything to lowercase, making
it useless if the list is moving to a site that runs something
like majordomo.