[Mailman-Users] mm does not handle specialchars in addresses...

Joern Nettingsmeier nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de
Thu Apr 25 09:24:25 CEST 2002

hello *

i have this one fraggle on my list who keeps on subscribing himself
under an address like
"gonzo"@somewhere.com (yes, with the quotes !).
i first saw that after i did a mass subscription from a majordomo
list. i wanted to delete him for fear of problems, but mailman could
not do that via the web interface. so i asked the site admin to
delete him by hand, hoping that the web interface would prohibit
such phony mail addresses. bad luck. there he is again.

mailman version is 2.0.10 on python 1.5.1, i think it's a redhat

is there some way to set up a strict address checking and reject
everything that's not
[A-Za-z0-9_]*(\.[A-Za-z0-9_]*)?\@([A-Za-z0-9_]*\.)+[A-Za-z]{2,6} (is
.museum the longest tld so far ?)
(btw, i'm no {mail|regex} god. if this is bogus, i'd welcome a
pointer to a correct filter.)

mailman should really disallow non-conformant addresses, especially
since it can't handle them properly.


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