User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20070515 Firefox/18.104.22.168 Build Identifier: Mozilla Thunderbird version 22.214.171.124 (20070326) It is impossible to compose/send an email to <postmaster>, as Mozilla Thunderbird claims this is not a valid "user@host" address. Yet, as RFC821 or RFC 2821 paragraph 3.6 state: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2821.txt - The reserved mailbox name "postmaster" may be used in a RCPT command without domain qualification (see section 126.96.36.199) and MUST be accepted if so used. paragraph 188.8.131.52 of RFC 2821: 184.108.40.206 RECIPIENT (RCPT) (...) Syntax: "RCPT TO:" ("<Postmaster@" domain ">" / "<Postmaster>" / Forward-Path) [SP Rcpt-parameters] CRLF Paragraph 4.5.1: 4.5.1 Minimum Implementation In order to make SMTP workable, the following minimum implementation is required for all receivers. The following commands MUST be supported to conform to this specification: (...) Any system that includes an SMTP server supporting mail relaying or delivery MUST support the reserved mailbox "postmaster" as a case- insensitive local name. This postmaster address is not strictly necessary if the server always returns 554 on connection opening (as described in section 3.1). The requirement to accept mail for postmaster implies that RCPT commands which specify a mailbox for postmaster at any of the domains for which the SMTP server provides mail service, as well as the special case of "RCPT TO:<Postmaster>" (with no domain specification), MUST be supported. As a reminder, sending email to <postmaster> is a way to contact the postmaster of your sending SMTP server (the postmaster of your Mail Submission Agent). In case someone suggests to "fix" this problem by automatically taking the sender's domain and appending it to the postmaster@ recipient address, this is not appropriate, as these domains do not necessarily match. Here's an example: Let's suppose I send email using "email@example.com" in the "From" field, but I use smtp.google.com as outgoing mail server. Sending email to <postmaster> is supposed (as per the RFC) to allow me to request my Mail Submission provider's help (Google Postmaster) in case I encounter delivery issues, such as a remote server blacklisting emails sent from Google's outbound MTAs. Auto-modification by the MUA of <postmaster> to add the domain would result in sending email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> which is not appropriate as this postmaster is not involved in the mail delivery path. So people should really (per SMTP RFC) be able to send email to <postmaster> to report problems and request assistance. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open new mail compose window by clicking the "WRITE" button in the 3pane toolbar 2. in the compose window, on the "To:" field, type: "<postmaster>" without the double quotes 3. put "test" in the Subject: field and in the body of the email 4. Hit the send button Actual Results: A popup appears reading: "Send Message: postmaster is not a valid e-mail address because it is not of the form user@host. You must correct it before sending the e-mail." Expected Results: Mail should have been sent.
Still not fixed in 3.1.4. What's the status of this bug?
Comment on attachment 479406 [details] [diff] [review] Bugfix patch This doesn't need sr, although Neil should review the suite/ part.
Comment on attachment 479406 [details] [diff] [review] Bugfix patch should wrap those long lines, but other than that, works fine, thx for the patch.