[Mailman-Users] Possible Fix for password lookup bug
Barry A. Warsaw
bwarsaw at cnri.reston.va.us
Wed Mar 3 05:21:23 CET 1999
>>>>> "BR" == Brian Ryner <bryner at uiuc.edu> writes:
BR> There's a bug that can come up when you mass subscribe users.
BR> The script does not lowercase the email addresses when they
BR> are mass-subscribed. This causes problems for just about
BR> everything, including password lookup, because when you type
BR> the email address to go to the options page, it uses a
BR> lowercased version of it. Then, since the password is stored
BR> with an uppercased version of the address, it can't find it.
BR> If users subscribe themselves, their email address gets
BR> lowercased and spaces get removed. Therefore, I'd suggest
BR> applying this same behavior to the mass subscribe feature.
What version of Mailman are you using? The policy is this: the user
name part of the email address is case-preserving because RFC 822 says
it must be. However for the Web side of the world, email addresses
are lower cased. This means if I subscribe BWARSAW at python.org, email
will always be delivered to BWARSAW at python.org, but my options will be
This has all been verified to work in Mailman 1.0b9.
More information about the Mailman-Users