Roster should not lowercase addresses

Bug #1707447 reported by Rick Moen
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNU Mailman
Fix Released
Mark Sapiro

Bug Description

Within the WebUI pages, e.g., , the subscriber addresses are shown correctly with preserved letter case, e.g., my fellow list admin Michael Paoli's address is shown as entered, as <email address hidden> . By contrast, the roster at shows his address with lettercase converted to lower, as "michael.paoli at".

This is with a new installation of Mailman 2.1.8, and I've confirmed the same behaviour with several prior 2.1.x installations.

Admittedly, mixed lettercase in the local parts of e-mail addresses has no functional importance on _most_ SMTP systems, there is nothing in the RFCs requiring case-insignificance for local parts (only for FQDNs), so this loss of entered data could cause some users difficulties.

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Mark Sapiro (msapiro) wrote :

Thank you for your report.

If you want to patch it, it's a one-line addition -

Changed in mailman:
assignee: nobody → Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → 2.1.25
status: New → Fix Committed
Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
Changed in mailman:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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