[MlMt] smart mailbox recipient filters are case sensitive: should they be?

Eric Sharakan esharakan at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 14:05:23 EDT 2020

Agreed.  In fact, further down on that same page is this advice:

     The principle of KISS suggests that our systems use case 
insensitive emails.

     Whereas the Robustness principle suggests that we accept case 
sensitive emails.


     - Store emails with case sensitivity
     - Send emails with case sensitivity
     - Perform internal searches with case insensitivity


On 5 Jun 2020, at 13:50, Fabian Blechschmidt wrote:

> Hey Eric,
> unfortunately is the local-part (before the @) technically case 
> sensitive.
> https://stackoverflow.com/a/9808332/1480397
> The sentence I like the best is:
>> In short, you are safe to treat email addresses as case-insensitive.
> It is up to Benny, but at least I agree and think this is a bug which 
> should be fixed 😅
> Best
> Fabian
> On 5 Jun 2020, at 19:45, Eric Sharakan wrote:
>> Hi, I have several smart mailboxes with a condition of "To Contains 
>> sharakan".  Someone just sent me an email with my last name 
>> capitalized, and the condition wasn't satisfied.
>> Since email addresses are case-insensitive, shouldn't the filters 
>> also be?
>> Thanks.
>> -Eric
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