[Mailman-Developers] email comparison bug?

Barry A. Warsaw barry at python.org
Wed Jan 1 23:28:09 EST 2003

>>>>> "JWB" == John W Baxter <jwblist at olympus.net> writes:

    JWB> Since <HerName> *can* be a different account than is
    JWB> <hername>, I think we're stuck, even though it almost never
    JWB> is.  When there is a sitewide database of Mailman
    JWB> users...we'll STILL be stuck, I fear, although the GUI might
    JWB> allow a user to say the equivalent of "that's me, too."

Mailman's policy is that membership is by case-insensitive email
address, and it preserves the case of the subscribed address only for
the recipient address (either envelope or From:).

When there's a unified user database (read: Mailman 3.0), an email
address with any combination of case will still point to the same user
record, but it may be possible for users to add delivery addresses
with different cases.


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