[Mailman-Users] Case sensitive problem w/ list serve

Brad Knowles 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 
other mechanism?

	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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