Issue195

Title upport report+username@bugs.python.org
Priority bug Status chatting
Superseder Nosy List izak, loewis, wiseshuttle28, womanlydignity3
Assigned To izak Topics

Created on 2008-03-06.21:08:53 by loewis, last changed 2013-08-26.15:36:42 by r.david.murray.

Messages
msg1016 (view) Author: loewis Date: 2008-03-06.21:08:52
Currently, when mail gets sent to report+gvanrossum@bugs.python.org (say), it
ends up in /var/spool/mail/roundup. Would it be possible to change the postfix
configuration so that all mail to report+<foo> gets processed the same as
report, i.e. redirected to roundup+tracker?
msg1018 (view) Author: izak Date: 2008-03-07.07:05:25
Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Currently, when mail gets sent to report+gvanrossum@bugs.python.org (say), it
> ends up in /var/spool/mail/roundup. Would it be possible to change the postfix
> configuration so that all mail to report+<foo> gets processed the same as
> report, i.e. redirected to roundup+tracker?

Good question. Postfix has this feature where mail addressed to 
user+suffix is delivered to user, but if that user has a .forward+suffix 
file in his home directory, it follows the instructions contained 
therein. We're already making use of this feature, mail sent to 
report@bugs.python.org gets aliased to roundup+tracker, which delivers 
it to the roundup user and follows the instructions contained in 
.forward+tracker. I'm not sure what postfix does in the case where there 
was already a suffix on the original address.

I'm much more of an exim guy and I know this would be very easy in exim, 
but I suspect something might be possible using transports or something 
similar. This will require some research.
msg1037 (view) Author: loewis Date: 2008-04-14.04:48:12
I've looked a little bit into it, and it seems that regular-expression maps
(regexp_table(5)) might solve this problem. What do you think?
History
Date User Action Args
2013-08-26 15:36:42r.david.murraysetmessages: - msg2773
2013-08-26 15:36:37r.david.murraysetmessages: - msg2771
2013-08-26 15:36:23r.david.murraysettitle: NewInterface -> upport report+username@bugs.python.org
2013-08-26 15:35:50r.david.murraysetfiles: - test1.html
2013-08-26 15:35:48r.david.murraysetfiles: - sa.html
2013-08-26 14:49:24womanlydignity3setfiles: + sa.html
nosy: + womanlydignity3
messages: + msg2773
title: Interface -> NewInterface
2013-08-22 14:41:55wiseshuttle28setfiles: + test1.html
nosy: + wiseshuttle28
messages: + msg2771
title: Support report+username@bugs.python.org -> Interface
2008-04-14 04:48:12loewissetmessages: + msg1037
2008-03-07 07:05:26izaksetstatus: unread -> chatting
messages: + msg1018
2008-03-06 21:08:53loewiscreate