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bug #26780: Problems parsing From: line, "bad addresses"

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Submitted on:  Thu 11 Jun 2009 08:13:19 AM UTC  
Category: BugSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: Fixed
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Closed

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Sun 21 Apr 2013 02:53:59 PM UTC, comment #1:

Fixed, commit 9748d5591651713f88af307f5bfbf7c0cbd50db1
It will appear in the next release (after the current nmh 1.5).

David Levine <levine>
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Thu 11 Jun 2009 08:13:19 AM UTC, original submission:

nmh is having problems parsing From: headers of the following format:

A.User <A.User@example.org>

It generates the following when replying to an email with that From: header:

repl: bad addresses:
A.User <A.User@example.org> -- no at-sign after local-part (<)

My reading of the RFC suggests that this format doesn't conform (the display name contains a period and should be quoted).

Sadly it looks like it's Microsoft's Exchange mail system generating these emails, so the chance of getting it fixed at their end is slim.

It'd be nice if this could therefore be worked around in nmh.




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