[Mailman-Developers] case-sensitive e-mail addresses

Barry A. Warsaw barry@digicool.com
Wed, 2 May 2001 11:10:31 -0400

>>>>> "JRA" == Jay R Ashworth <jra@baylink.com> writes:

    JRA> I'm afraid I must disagree: that section of 2821 implies that

    | John.Doe@example.com 
    | and
    | john.doe@example.com

    JRA> *may be separate mailboxes*.

I understand that.
    JRA> Admittedly, it's a corner case, and very unlikely ever to
    JRA> bite us, but doing it that was *does* violate the standard.

Except that Mailman isn't an SMTP server, so it doesn't have to play
by those rules.  For a list server, I claim that allowing keys to
differ only by case is confusing and needless generalization.  In
practice, I don't remember it ever biting us.