[Mailman-Users] Slash in email address???

Gary Gaydos mrx at us.ibm.com
Mon Aug 20 15:29:39 CEST 2001

>> > Reply to the user stating to get another/different emailaddress.
>> Many people don't have control over what their email address is; it may
>> be chosen by some faraway pinhead IT type.
>This is exactly the case.  The subscriber reports that the Lotus Notes
>administrator says there's nothing they can do about it right now 
>(lame).  This is one of the reasons I really hate Lotus Notes.

I'll preface this by saying I am not a Lotus Notes/Domino expert.
The way lotus notes is configured at work we have a lotus notes
"long" name, and an internet email address.  The notes long name
takes the form of   name/location/notesdomain.  The internet email
address is the conventional  userid at emaildomain.  When someone
not using notes wishes to send me email they address it to
userid at emaildomain and it gets aliased to name/location/notesdomain.

In otherwords, I'm not sure of your users notes configuration but
they may have a friendlier email id that they're unaware of, and
that friendlier id is aliased to the notes id that they're familiar

>> > People are free not to follow standards, but they should not complain if
>> > things fail.
>> ... the relevant standard here, RFC 822, is quite liberal in what
>> constitutes an email address.  (Probably necessary because it predates
>> the days of "everyone" being "username at example.com" -- and becaue there
>> are indeed people out there with slashes, percent signs, and so forth in
>> their email addresses.
>Thanks for that info!
>> is a perfectly valid email address.  If Mailman can't handle this, then
>> IMHO Mailman is broken.  "Be liberal in what you accept, and
>> conservative in what you emit."
>I would be more than willing to help someone, more versed in Python
>than I, debug a patch.  I'm running 2.0.6 of Mailman.

Regards, Gary Gaydos
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