[Mailman-Users] Strange E-mail Message About List Description

Barry Finkel bsfinkel at anl.gov
Fri May 6 21:38:00 CEST 2011

I created a new list today at 13:42 (Mailman 2.1.14), and the
"Description" field contained a "+" character, per the
customer's request.  At 14:00 I received an e-mail from

     From: root at lists.anl.gov
     Subject: + in description for LISTNAME

I cannot find anywhere in the source where this mail is
generated, and I do not know why Mailman objects to a
"+" character in the "Description" field.  There also is
a "+" character in the "Info" field, but there is no complaint
about that.  What generated the e-mail message, and what is
the problem with a "+" character in the "Description" field?

Barry S. Finkel
Computing and Information Systems Division
Argonne National Laboratory          Phone:    +1 (630) 252-7277
9700 South Cass Avenue               Facsimile:+1 (630) 252-4601
Building 240, Room 5.B.8             Internet: BSFinkel at anl.gov
Argonne, IL   60439-4828             IBMMAIL:  I1004994

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