[Mailman-Users] forcing addition of "hostile address"

Bill Waggoner ctgreybeard at snet.net
Mon Nov 25 16:46:19 CET 2002

Majordomo would tell you the same thing but I agree that it is a legal 
address (we use similar addresses internally at work) and should be 
accepted.   RFC2822 (http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2822.html) clearly allows 
it in the local-part (Section 3.4.1) as a dot-atom.

This should be fixed but in the mean time I don't think you are going to 
get it into mailman.

Bill W.

At 09:31 AM 11/25/2002 -0600, Christopher Kolar wrote:
>Hello.  I am trying to add a person to a mail list and having some 
>problems.  Their organization runs some sort of bestial mail system where 
>the addresses are of the form:
>         schmoe.j/bhs at dns.u99.k12.il.us
>When I try to drop the address in through the mass subscribe screen I get 
>the following message from Mailman:
>         * Joe Schmoe -- Hostile address (illegal characters)
>My guess is that the / is getting parsed by Mm as an attempt to reference 
>a file (a la majordomo).  Is there a way to force the address onto the 
>subscriber list?  It is an actual valid address for delivery.
>Thanks in advance,
>Christopher G. Kolar
>    Coordinator of Information Technology Integration
>    Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
>  ckolar at imsa.edu  -- 
> <http://staff.imsa.edu/~ckolar>staff.imsa.edu/~ckolar --  PGP Public Key 
> ID: 0xC6492C72
>         Information literacy news, tools, and programs: 
> <mailto:infoliteracy-subscribe at iti.cnsnet.imsa.edu>infoliteracy-subscribe at iti.cnsnet.imsa.<mailto:infoliteracy-subscribe at iti.cnsnet.imsa.edu>edu 
>Mailman-Users mailing list
>Mailman-Users at python.org
>Mailman FAQ: http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py
>Searchable Archives: http://www.mail-archive.com/mailman-users%40python.org/
>This message was sent to: ctgreybeard at snet.net
>Unsubscribe or change your options at
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users/attachments/20021125/3eb4df93/attachment.htm 

More information about the Mailman-Users mailing list