Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63677
Error mailing to local users if username contains uppercase chars.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:04 EDT
Description of Problem:
If I mail to a local user that has caps in the username like "Freaks", the mail
program gives the error "Freaks... User unknown", even if Freaks is a valid
system user. When using usernames that dont contain uppercase characters,
this error doesn't occur.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Create a user with uppercase characters and try to mail him (using "mail
The folowing error:
"Freaks... User unknown
/root/dead.letter... Saved message in /root/dead.letter"
i have the same Problem
I am sorry this problem can not be solved. You should only generate
accounts with lowercase characters.
Example: You are having two users: Freak and freak. Who should get the
emails for "fReAk@localhost"?
Email addresses are case-insensitive, but logins are case-sensitive.