[Mailman-Users] special characters in name and address
Matthew E. Shames
macdaddy at bluesmobile.com
Tue Jan 8 03:17:42 CET 2002
I hope you don't mind another question from a Mailman "newbie". I am
another of the Mac enthusiasts who have moved over to OS X in the past
couple of years, and am enjoying expanding my knowledge to include some
I've noticed a strange problem whereby Mailman appears to munge the
"From" address when it contains both a name and an address, and the name
contains a period. The setup: Mailman 2.0.7 on OS X 10.1.2, with Postfix
(20010228-pl08) as the MTA. The list in question is called "test", and
restricts postings to subscribed users. If I send a message, and the
"From" header is set to:
Matthew E. Shames <macdaddy at bluesmobile.com>
Mailman rejects it because it states that it is being sent from
matthewe.shames at bluesmobile.com. Additionally, it tries to send a bounce
message to matthewe.shames at bluesmobile.com, which is not a valid
address, so the postmaster (also me) gets notified.
Now, if I set the "From" header to:
Matthew Shames <macdaddy at bluesmobile.com>
the message goes through without any incident. Additionally, if I set
member_posting_only to false, messages from either scenario make it
through without incident.
I'm not completely sure if this is a postfix issue, or a mailman issue,
or something else. However, I don't seem to have this issue when sending
non-list mail through postfix.
I hope this makes sense--I'd be happy to explain further. If anyone has
any insights, I'd be most grateful.
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