[Mailman-Users] illeagal email address

John W. Baxter jwblist at olympus.net
Thu Sep 16 17:29:05 CEST 2004

On 9/16/2004 8:15, "Ian Eiloart" <iane at sussex.ac.uk> wrote:

> --On Thursday, September 16, 2004 8:04 am -0700 "John W. Baxter"
> <jwblist at olympus.net> wrote:
>> On 9/12/2004 20:15, "Al Mellis" <amellis at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> we are having a problem with the following type of email address
>>> weincek_g/li at dns.u46.k12.il.us
>>> it seems that the forward slash is having mailman listserv reject this
>>> email address and any others loke it.  Is there a way around it?
>> Well, the address is legal per the RFCs.  Some MTAs protect themselves
>> against the damage such addressing can do (eg, when computing a local
>> part's mail directory path, and the address is crafted to do harm) by
>> disallowing it in their default configurations.
> Yep, if you are on pretty much any linux/unix/macosx system, then using a
> slash in a list name is asking for trouble. My *guess* is that the Mailman
> code would prohibit it. After all, Mailman uses the list name as a file or
> directory name in several places.

But that / isn't in the list name, it is in the local part of a (would-be)
subscribed address.  At least as I read the question.

I would indeed expect Mailman to prohibit a / in a list name.


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