[Mailman-Users] Unexpected Listname When Creating New List

Jon Forrest forrest at ce.berkeley.edu
Sat Oct 28 04:17:10 CEST 2006

Mark Sapiro wrote:

> Are you sure your postfix aliases for Mailman are case sensitive. I
> doubt it. Try mailing to test at mailman.example.com and
> Test at mailman.example.com. I suspect both messages will get posted to
> the list.

You are 100% right. I did NOT know this!! All these years
of misinformation...

>> 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.
> We think the more common case is that people want the capitalization.
> Look for example at <http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo>.

I see what you mean, although I wonder how many list administrators
are even aware of this issue.

My intuition tells me that programs shouldn't change the case
of user-supplied data unless there's a very good reason for
doing so, and it's clear that it's happening. But, you
are clearly the expert in this area.

Anyway, thanks for your help.

Jon Forrest

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