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sr #108691: %(addr{from}) fails to extract address

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Fri 28 Nov 2014 08:50:59 PM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Email:  -email is unavailable- Open/Closed:  Open
Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Fri 28 Nov 2014 08:50:59 PM UTC, original submission:  

On the attached message, they gave their From: address as

From: hack.summit() <>

This is indeed a valid From: header, but it confuses the hell out of addr() and other nmh processing.  For instance rcvdist pukes.  My understanding of the RFC is that when there is <> stuff present, that should be used as the source of the address and not anything else that might be present.

I've attached the offending email message since it isn't private.



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file #32568:  msg.txt added by None (9KiB - text/plain)


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