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Subject: Re: Addresses with #'s
From: "John P. Rouillard" <rouilj @ cs . umb . edu>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 1995 19:37:20 -0400
To: "Frank R. Jones" <frjones @ lms1 . uswc . uswest . com>
Cc: Marko Toivanen <mtoivane @ cc . joensuu . fi>, majordomo-users @ greatcircle . com
In-reply-to: Your message of "Tue, 11 Apr 1995 16:02:20 MDT." <9504112202.AA12636@lws16.salttn>


In message <9504112202.AA12636@lws16.salttn>,
"Frank R. Jones" writes:
>Marko writes:
>
>> It appears that addresses at eduserv@its.unimelb.edu.au are of the format
>> 
>> 	First Middle Last <f#firstl@eduserv.its.unimelb.edu.au>
>> 
>> and naturally enough when some tries to subscribe to a Majordomo lists 
>> from that site that won't be very succesful. Can addresses with #'s be 
>> subscribed to Majordomo lists at all

Change the line in majordomo that reads:

    s/#.*//g;                           # strip comments

with:

   s/^\s#.*//g;				# strip comments

An equivelent options is to change the line to read:

   s/^#.*//g;				# strip comments

and move it after the strip leading whitespace expression on the
following line. Then don't use embedded comments in your commands 8-(.

This will be in the next release of majordomo. Fie on the people who
put # in the local part of the address. Fie I say.

				-- John
John Rouillard

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