[Mailman-Users] Configuration Question:Regarding mailfilterbased email addresses

Grant Taylor gtaylor at riverviewtech.net
Wed Aug 26 16:51:33 CEST 2009

On 08/26/09 09:40, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> The OP says "the +tag format described in RFC3696 
> (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3696) allows for this format." I don't 
> know if RFC 3696 is the intended reference, but I see nothing in that 
> RFC regarding the semantics of a local part containing a '+' (or a 
> '-' which is sometimes used for the same purpose.

I see examples of the user+detail in RFC 3696, but like you I don't see 
any reference as to how it is to be interpreted, just that it is allowed.

> Thus, I think it is ultimately up to the user to specify what other 
> local parts are equivalent to that of the delivery address, and it is 
> not up to Mailman to guess this.

I can see how you come to that understanding.  (Further I don't have any 
problems with that understanding.)

The only thing that I see (and experience) is that it would be nice if 
Mailman did something (even if it was non-standard) to support 
user+detail format addresses.  What that /something/ is or should be, I 
have no idea.

> Note that Mailman 3 will make this much easier as it will have a 
> single user record with the ability to specify multiple addresses.

I think this will fill the bill quite nicely.

Grant. . . .

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