[Mailman-Users] Case sensitive problem w/ list serve
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Sep 2 18:08:36 CEST 2005
At 8:56 AM -0400 2005-09-02, Darren G Pifer wrote:
> One of our list administrators pointed out a problem with one of
> his list serves with mailman. He tried to send mail to his list
> Telecourse at list but it did not go through but when he sent to
> telecourse at list the mail did go through. This problem did
> not appear in our earlier version of mailman 2.0.13 but
> now appears it does in our current version, mailman 2.1.6b4.
There are two aspects to this problem.
One is in the MTA -- it may or may not do case folding on the
recipient name. This is also an issue depending on how Mailman is
integrated into your MTA -- is that through /etc/aliases or some
The other aspect is Mailman itself. Mailman doesn't care about
case, but will preserve it with respect to the names that it is
configured to know about -- either for a given list, or for a given
recipient or set of recipients.
Has your MTA changed? Have you changed your method of
integrating Mailman into the MTA?
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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