Sieve vacation question : does :addresses match
daboo at cyrusoft.com
Mon Dec 15 11:55:46 EST 2003
--On Monday, December 15, 2003 11:35 AM -0500 Cyrus Daboo
<daboo at cyrusoft.com> wrote:
|| Does the :addresses parameter will be matched case insentively, meaning
|| that the vacation will also trigger for mail addressed to
|| Some.Email at example.com ?
| Good question - the vacation spec is not clear on that. The RFC2821 spec
| actually says that the local part of an address (to the left of the @) is
| case-sensitive, whilst the domain part (to the right of the @) is not.
| Thus 'some.email at example.com' and 'Some.Email at example.com' are not the
| same. Of course it turns out that many implementations do treat those as
| the same, so there does need to be a way to handle that in vacation. The
| SIEVE base-spec gets around this by allowing comparisons (with either
| case-sensitive or case-insensitive comparators) against the local or
| domain part of an address separately if so desired. I will bring this
| matter up on the sieve list as it needs to be cleared up wrt vacation.
Further to this I see that newer versions of CMU SIEVE do case-insensitive
comparisons, but older versions did not - perhaps Ken/Rob can confirm when
that change was made so you can decide whether you need to upgrade/patch.
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