[wp-hackers] WP-Hackers Stats for June 2006

Les Bessant les at lcb.me.uk
Sat Jul 1 14:55:28 GMT 2006


The RFCs for SMTP specify that the case of aliases should be preserved, but
not distinguished. Or something like that. The idea is that you can specify
your sending address with any capitalisation you like, and it will be
presented that way to recipients, but it won't matter if senders get it
wrong. It's not actually case sensitive in that the wrong case won't work.

Though I did once have some fun when my company couldn't send mail to a
major client unless we put the alias IN CAPITALS. Severe mail


Les Bessant les at lcb.me.uk
Losing it[1] - http://lcb.me.uk/

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> [mailto:wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of 
> Computer Guru
> Sent: 01 July 2006 15:45
> To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> Subject: RE: [wp-hackers] WP-Hackers Stats for June 2006
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> Oh, I know, I'm just whining that my stats were split into 
> two (United we
> stand, divided my email addresses fall :D)...
> Outlook 12 is from Office 2007. Try it out - it's public beta and it's
> awesome.
> @Evan:
> Sorry about that, thanks for pointing it out. So - why is the 
> first half
> case-sensitive anyway? I mean, I don't know a single email 
> protocol that
> differentiates between them - under any circumstances.
> Just wondering....
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