Detail notation questions

Pat Lashley patl+cyrus at
Sat Jul 12 16:09:09 EDT 2003

--On Saturday, July 12, 2003 08:12:55 -0400 Ken Murchison <ken at> 

> Pat Lashley wrote:
>> What does lmtpd do when presented with an address which includes detail
>> notation for a sub-mailbox that doesn't exist?
>> Assume that there are mailboxs 'user.mumble.inbox', '',
>> and ''.  When lmtpd is presented with the address
>> '', it will deliver to  But what
>> does it do if given 'mumble+foo.oops' ?
> If there is any type of delivery failure with a detailed address
> (nonexistent submailbox, restrictive ACL, etc), the messages will be
> delivered into the user's INBOX (provided that it exists and isn't
> overquota).
> There is no such fallback when trying to deliver directly to a shared
> mailbox.

Good.  I was hoping that was the defined behavour.

I could see some use for a flag that would tell it to try dropping
trailing detail qualifiers until it found a mailbox or had completely
eliminated the detail part.  But most of the uses for that can be
handled in Sieve scripts instead.


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