[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 
at .../bwarsaw__at__python.org

This has all been verified to work in Mailman 1.0b9.


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