[Mailman-Developers] [MAILER-DAEMON@mira.linknet.com.au: Undeliverable Mail]

Jay R. Ashworth jra@baylink.com
Sat, 20 Jul 2002 12:12:09 -0400

On Sat, Jul 20, 2002 at 12:13:08PM -0400, Terri Oda wrote:
> I've been getting these periodically from one of my list members' servers
> and I'm curious... is 
> 	To: user@domain.com <user@domain.com> 
> really an invalid address?  MailMAX is the only server I've ever seen thrown
> an error on this.  
> I keep meaning to email them and ask what's up, since it seems like a bug to
> me, but before I do, does anyone know if this is actually an invalid address
> and other servers just deal with it?

According to my reading of RFC 2822 3.4, no, it's fine: if a mailbox
can be a name-addr, and a name-addr is a display-name followed by an
angle-addr, then the display-name should be treated as a comment by
any mailre, provided that the angle-addr is syntactically correctly

But this is more properly a topic for comp.mail.headers.  (Does that NG
still exist?  ;-)

-- jra
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