[Mailman-Users] Email rejected with un-quoted From with a dot

Bill Moseley moseley at hank.org
Wed Sep 21 07:15:31 CEST 2005

On Tue, Sep 20, 2005 at 02:09:56AM +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> >>>>> "Bill" == Bill Moseley <moseley at hank.org> writes:
>     Bill> On an old Debian Woody machine running mailmain 2.0.11
>     Bill> Mailman rejects mail with an un-quoted name part that
>     Bill> includes a dot.
> Yup.  According to RFC 2822's grammar, that's not "an un-quoted
> name part that includes a dot", that's a syntax error.
> The user who's sending that stuff should be advised to get a compliant
> MUA or fix their configuration.

You know what's very odd?  When they send mail directly to me their
name includes the quotes.

    "Foo B. User" <user at invalid.com>

When they send mail to the list then it's held and looking at the
headers in the Mailmain admindb page it has their From: header without
the quotes:

    From: Foo B. User <user at invalid.com>

With the reject message:

 Pending posts:
     From: foob.user on Mon Sep 19 14:09:01 2005
     Cause: Post by non-member to a members-only list

Otherwise, their headers are all indicate both messages coming from the
same client and via the same smtp setup.

   X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.622)

I have to assume that my old version of Mailman is stripping the
quotes.  Very odd.

Bill Moseley
moseley at hank.org

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