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

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Sat Sep 24 16:24:56 CEST 2005

>>>>> "Bill" == Bill Moseley <moseley at hank.org> writes:

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

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

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

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

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

It's possible, but there are other possibilities.  Specifically, your
MUA that you use to read the directly-delivered mail is _adding_ the
quotes to force the mail into RFC compliance.  Other possibilities are
intervening MTAs and MDAs.

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