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

Darren G Pifer dpifer at odu.edu
Fri Sep 2 21:12:21 CEST 2005


On Fri, 2005-09-02 at 12:08, Brad Knowles wrote:
> 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?  

No, we have been using sendmail 8.13.4 even before we moved mailman
to the new machine. Do you know what options sendmail may be using
that is causing recipient name folding?

> Have you changed your method of integrating Mailman into the MTA?

Nope. We put the new version of mailman 2.1.6b4 on the machine then
did the conversion. I have to admit that we have not done anything
with the /etc/aliases file other than add the mailman specific entries
to it. Are we supposed to add entries for list, list-admin,
list-bounces, list-confirm, list-join, list-leave, list-owner,
list-request, list-subscribe, list-unsubscribe to the aliases file for
each mailman list we have? Will this have an effect on whether sendmail
can process the case-insensitive listname?


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