Bug? Plusses in username part of email addresses.

From: Bjarni R. Einarsson <bre_at_netverjar.is_at_hypermail-project.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 11:55:00 +0100
Message-ID: <20000215115500.A4401_at_diskordiah.mmedia.is>


Sendmail supports '+' characters in the username part of email addresses, which allows especially list managers to do neat things with mail+attribute_at_email.domain addresses. Hypermail's email highlighting feature doesn't recognize the plusses - it truncates the address as attribute_at_email.domain.

A quick fix appears to be to just add '+' to the VALID_IN_EMAIL_USERNAME definition in src/string.c. The only thing I'm not sure of is how this plus will then be interpreted by www browsers - will they treat it as a space (re: url-encoding) or as a plus?

I've patched my version of hypermail to recognize plussed addresses, and it seems to work (using kfm as a browser).

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Received on Tue 15 Feb 2000 01:00:43 PM GMT

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