[Mailman-Users] Support for Internationalized Domain Names and Email Addresses

Russ Housley housley at vigilsec.com
Wed Jul 20 13:51:46 EDT 2016


>> As far as I can tell, Mailman will not let me include an email
>> address that uses IDN or EAI as a mail list recipient.  Has anyone
>> figure out how to use either one of these?
> It's up to Mark, but I doubt this will be done in a Mailman 2 release,
> it's a bit tricky and seems likely to require invasive changes to get
> display on web pages right and so on.  Please file an RFE for Mailman
> 3, though.
> For now, the algorithms are widely implemented in MUAs and language
> libraries.  If you can't find a program to do it yourself (eg, on PyPI
> or Sourceforge), you could always scrape the address out of the
> off-the-wire headers using "view original" (or whatever feature your
> MUA offers) on mail from those addresses.  (As always in email header
> fields, it's somehow encoded in ASCII -- the MUA has to convert to
> viewable form.)
> Sorry I can't be of more direct help today, it's "remove alligators
> before draining swamp" time at $DAYJOB.

Thanks for these thoughts while you are extremely busy.

My add addresses that include IDN or EAI have not worked.  Subscriptions are rejected.


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