Verily didst firstname.lastname@example.org sayeth:
> At our company, alot of people use microsoft e-mail with an address
> that includes a # in the address.
> when I have tried to subscribe persons with this address format, only the lastname
> is added to the list. Then, I get an e-mail from the mailer that lastname does
> not exist. Everything after and including the first # is lost.
> Has anybody else had this problem?
Yes. There are two problems: how does Majordomo treat the address and
how does the system mailer treat the address?
> How would I fix this?
> I assume I will have to edit a pearl script to remove a filter that treats #
> to be a comment indicator.
This will only help if the system mailer doesn't also treat the # as
a comment character in alias list files. I'm using SMail3, and it does.
So far I haven't found a fix (although I didn't look very hard :-)
I seem to recall that Sendmail 8 will (optionally) treat a # in an alias
list file as a comment. Anyone with more sendmail knowledge care to
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