Re: Bug #111652
Brandon L. Griffith wrote:
> I know this person, and have tried to help him on this issue. I
> created an account on my machine named "echo" and attempted to
> subscribe to several debian mailing lists using that name. I never
> got a response back on any of them. I then created an account called
> test, and was able to subscribe fine. I'm sending this email out in
> order to bring this issue to everyones attention in hopes that maybe
> someone other than the list maintainer(s) have seen this before and
> are able to give some advice.
Advice: Use another email address other than "echo".
The lists at lists.debian.org are managed by SmartList, and it rejects
the "echo" address. In the file rc.submit I see the following:
# The following recipe makes sure that:
# The mail has a sane size (i.e. it is not inordinately big)
# It does not look like an administrative request.
# It wasn't sent by this list itself.
# It wasn't sent by a daemon (misdirected bounce message perhaps).
* < $size_limit
* !$^($X_COMMAND:|X-Loop: $\listaddr)
* ! B ?? $^^$X_COMMAND:
* -100^0 ^FROM_MAILER|\
As you can see, there is a regular expression that catches "echo" as
an invalid email address. Most probably this is to prevent mail loops,
so I would recommend not to change it.
This is a feature more than a bug.
Just use another address.
Hope this helps.
- Bug #111652
- From: "Brandon L. Griffith" <email@example.com>