[Mailman-Developers] email comparison bug?
John W Baxter
jwblist at olympus.net
Thu Jan 2 21:59:38 EST 2003
At 23:28 -0500 1/1/2003, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
>>>>>> "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.
To me, it sounds reasonable. To folks in the last holdout case-sensitive
local part domain, it likely doesn't. ;-)
And given the policy, the behavior I defended is indeed wrong.
--John (who doesn't know anyone in that last holdout case sensitive local
John Baxter jwblist at olympus.net Port Ludlow, WA, USA
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