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

Jay R. Ashworth jra@baylink.com
Wed, 2 May 2001 11:13:25 -0400

On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 11:10:31AM -0400, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> >>>>> "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.

No, but Mailman *is dealing with RFC[2]82{1,2} addresses, and ought to
play by their rules.  As I noted, it *is* a corner case; anyone who
actually *does* that on a machine ought to be shot...

and I wouldn't expect us to be bitten by it; being a pedant is just my
*job*, damnit.

-- jr 'actually, it's an adventure' a
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