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Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat Jan 14 15:04:50 GMT 2006

Steve Freegard wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-01-09 at 14:24 -0700, Dave Shariff Yadallee - System
> Administrator a.k.a. The Root of the Problem wrote:
>> So far so good, but what about case sensitivity issues?
> I've looked at the source - the to/from pairs from the queue file are
> always lc()'d as are the values read from the ruleset so case really
> doesn't matter.
> Before anyone mentions - yes RFC2821 does say that local-parts can and
> and must be treated as case-sensitive but it also states in the same
> paragraph - 'exploiting the case sensitivity of mailbox local-parts
> impedes interoperability and is discouraged', so in reality this
> shouldn't cause any issues.
MailScanner breaks RFC2821 by ignoring case in local parts of addresses. 
It's fully intentional.

Julian Field
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