[Mailman-Developers] error with bad email with % in addErrorin htmlformat.py

Brad Knowles 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.

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