Bug#486797: qa.debian.org: email addresses are case-insensitive
Christoph Martin wrote:
If a maintainer has some packages with his email address in different
case in the maintainer field they end up on different pages on
qa.debian.org. See for example:
Ony should get the same page independent of the case of the maintainer
Probably this is also the case for submitter emails.
Technically, e-mail addresses (well, local parts) /aren't/ case insensitive;
RFC2821 section 2.4 says (in part):
The local-part of a mailbox
MUST BE treated as case sensitive. Therefore, SMTP implementations
MUST take care to preserve the case of mailbox local-parts. Mailbox
domains are not case sensitive. In particular, for some hosts the
user "smith" is different from the user "Smith". However, exploiting
the case sensitivity of mailbox local-parts impedes interoperability
and is discouraged.
i.e. it's unlikely to happen that FOO@example.com and Foo@example.com are
different mailboxes but it's permitted.