[Mailman-Developers] error with bad email with % in
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Tue Jan 11 09:39:02 CET 2005
At 10:02 PM -0800 2005-01-10, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> I'm not sure that this is what we need to do for this particular error.
> I don't think it will hurt unless there are actually valid addresses
> with '%' or '!', but I'm not sure that it will fix the problem
> described in the bug report.
The "percent hack" has been deprecated for years, but I believe
that it is still technically a valid way of expressing e-mail
addresses. Same with the UUCP "bang" style of addressing. I don't
think that we want to prohibit either style of address from
subscribing to the list. The acceptance, or rejection, of a
particular address format should be left up to the MTA and the MTA
configuration, not Mailman.
There needs to be another way to solve this problem.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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