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

Darren G Pifer dpifer at odu.edu
Fri Sep 2 22:30:19 CEST 2005

On Fri, 2005-09-02 at 15:27, Brad Knowles wrote:
> At 3:12 PM -0400 2005-09-02, Darren G Pifer wrote:
> >  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?
> 	By default, sendmail is not going to be doing any case folding, 
> although I believe it is capable of that.  You'd need to check the 
> bat book, and look at the options defined for that particular mailer 
> definition.

Here is the mailer definition for Mailman:       

P=/usr1/mailman/sendmail/mm-handler, F=DFMPhESu9,
                S=11/31, R=21/31, T=DNS/RFC822/X-Unix, U=104:104,
                A=mm-handler $h $u

As you can see, we are using the mm-handler script that came with the
new mailman (I forgot we used this, doh!). This is handling all of
the aliases for our mailman lists. We would have heard someone 
complain if it wasn't working.

Also, the sendmail mailer flag "u" which is being used and according to
the Bat book causes the case of the user part of the address to remain.
I also don't see anywhere in the mm-handler script that will do the
case conversion for us. So, it looks we could either remove the "u"
mailer flag or do the case conversion in the mm-handler script. Is there
is preference which one we should modify?


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