[Mailman-Users] Problem with 2.1.9 acceptable_aliases
mark at msapiro.net
Tue Jun 3 00:03:44 CEST 2008
Barry Finkel wrote:
> Barry Finkel wrote:
>>>> There was a posting to a number of lists here yesterday
>>>> To: comp_info+cats+noc at example.com
>>>> all of the lists are linked; some of the lists are subscribed to others.
>>>> I took that address and added it to
> And Mark Sapiro replied:
>>>What did you add to acceptable_aliases? And for which list(s)?
>>>A post addressed to comp_info+cats+noc at example.com will presumably be
>>>delivered to the comp_info list. In order for it not to be held by that
>>>list, you need either
>>>comp_info+cats+noc at example.com
As you discovered, the above is wrong. All entries in acceptable_aliases
are interpreted as regexps, thus any regexp special characters must be
escaped as you indicate below.
> I have not looked at the code, and I am not an expert in regular
> expressions. I surmise that Mailman is treating the address as a
> regular expression, which matches
> ab at anl.gov
> aab at anl.gov
> aaab at anl.gov
> aaaab at anl.gov
> but does not match
> a+b at anl.gov
> I then changed the acceptable_aliases to
> a\+b at anl.gov
> and test mail was distributed.
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