[Mailman-Users] Unexpected Listname When Creating New List

Jon Forrest forrest at ce.berkeley.edu
Sat Oct 28 01:53:26 CEST 2006

Mark Sapiro wrote:

> A newly created list will be given an initial real_name = to the all
> lower case internal name except the first character will be Upper case
> if it's a letter. This name is used in some messages and on the
> listinfo page.

I'm wondering what the reasoning for this is. If somebody wants
"Test" they'd create the list that way, I would think.

> You are correct. Local parts of email addresses (left of the @) are
> interpreted only by local mail delivery and may be case sensitive
> although they usually aren't. If *your* MTA is case sensitive, then
> your list's real_name should be all lower case to match the internal
> name, but most likely, you can capitalize it any way you want to make
> it pretty.

What got me worried was the signature in messages that come from my list.

It said:

	Test mailing list
	Test at mailman.example.com

So, given that my MTA (Postfix) is case sensitive, if somebody
replied to the email address on the last line of the signature,
the message would bounce.

Sure, I can use the web interface to change this, which I did, but
I'm still not understanding why both the internal and the other
name aren't the same by default, since this is likely the more
common case.

As always, thanks for your thoughtful replies,

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