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Re: [Nmh-workers] repl doesn't like return address

From: Kevin Cosgrove
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] repl doesn't like return address
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:57:26 -0700

I only run into this with one person running an MSN.com account.
I'm certain that I won't be able to get him to change his human
readable "real name" part.  I'm even more certain that I won't
be able to get MSN.com to adhere to the standard.

I think my options are:

 - Fix the issue by hand, which is what I'm doing now.  There is
   not much traffic of this kind where I'm at, so this isn't too
   much trouble.

 - Alter the replyfilter perl script to legalize real names.  I
   haven't looked.  But, I have perl skills and might do this.
   It's not a high priority.  But, if I do, then I'll submit a

 - Adopt any forthcoming nmh patch.  I have skills to build code
   and would use a patch, should one emerge.

At least I have it confirmed that the real names containing dots
(perhaps other characters too?) are not adhering to the standard(s).


On 31 August 2015 at 13:01, Jeffrey Honig <address@hidden> wrote:

> I run into this at work, primarily from a co-worker running Mutt.  While I
> pointed out that this is not valid and pointed to the spec, he has not
> fixed it as it does not break for anyone else.
> How hard would it be to enhance the code to not error out in this
> situation.  There is a valid e-mail address present.
> "Be conservative in what you send and liberal in what you accept"
> Thanks
> Jeff
> -- 
> Jeffrey C. Honig <address@hidden>
> http://www.honig.net/jch
> GnuPG ID:14E29E13 <http://www.honig.net/jch/key.shtml>
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 12:08 PM, Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> wrote:
> > >       From: first.last <address@hidden>
> > >
> > >produce an error like this:
> > >
> > >repl: bad addresses:
> > >       first.last <address@hidden> -- no at-sign after local-part (<)
> >
> > That is, technically, not a valid address.  The 'real name' part should
> > contain quotes around it.  Although I thought we silently fixed those
> > up, and have done so for a very long time ... but that code might only
> > deal with a trailing '.' on a phrase (like Mr Foo P. Bar).
> >
> > --Ken
> >
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