[Mailman-Developers] mailman misparses non RFC 822 compliant Email addresses
Dan Mick <dmick@utopia.West.Sun.COM>
Thu, 12 Apr 2001 20:39:38 -0700 (PDT)
> > I'm coming to this late, but: we all agree that
> > David E.Fox <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > is not a legal RFC822 address, right?
> I can't read this into the RFC document.
OK, I retract my claim. I was misled by
address = mailbox ; one addressee
/ group ; named list
mailbox = addr-spec ; simple address
/ phrase route-addr ; name & addr-spec
route-addr = "<" [route] addr-spec ">"
phrase = 1*word ; Sequence of words
word = atom / quoted-string
atom = 1*<any CHAR except specials, SPACE and CTLs>
which seems to lead to "phrase can't include spaces without being
But I missed this disclaimer in 3.4.4:
The one exception to this rule is that a single SPACE is
assumed to exist between contiguous words in a phrase,
Sigh. This, of course, makes me wonder why phrase can't include that
in its definition, rather than saying "1*word", but there you have it.