Email case problem
Andrzej Adam Filip
anfi at xl.wp.pl
Wed Jun 8 17:29:58 EDT 2005
Sun Advocate Webmaster wrote:
> I have a slight problem, and was curious what can be done to fix it.
> I have a Cyrus/Postfix setup. It works great; however, we often receive
> emails that don't match the case of the accounts on cyrus (all of them
> are strictly lower case). In that event, postfix receives them OK, but
> cyrus rejects them during LMTP negotiation.
> Many of our clients are sending stuff using addresses that are using all
> caps or title caps. These emails are being rejected by our system.
> I totally understand that Cyrus and Postfix, for that matter, try hard
> to adhere to standards (RFC, for example). However, business is
> business... and we have to cater to our customers. Many of these
> customers are on Windows systems, and don't have control (or knowledge,
> for that matter) of their mail systems anyway.
> Is there a workaround? Is there a setting for Cyrus that tells it to
> ignore case? I'm also going to post to the postfix list also.
> Any help would be most appreciated.
<quote src="man imapd.conf">
If enabled, lmtpd will convert the recipient address to lowercase (up to
a ’+’ character, if present)
Convert usernames to all lowercase before login/authenticate. This
is useful with authentication backends which ignore case during
username lookups (such as LDAP)
Andrzej [en:Andrew] Adam Filip anfi at priv.onet.pl anfi at xl.wp.pl
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