Email Forwarder no lower takes upper case letters in the email address

AllBackJack

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I just noticed a "problem" with the forwarder in cpanel 11 and I was wondering if it was an intentional change or the introduction of a bug. If you specify a forwarding address it can no longer take capital letters.

JohnSmith[@your domain] --> [email protected] is no longer legal.

But

johnsmith[@your domain] --> [email protected] is still legal.

Admittedly case does not matter for emails, but when you’re looking at a bunch of names in a forwarding list, the ability to have upper and lower case makes for much easier reading. And why change something that’s been working and accepted for eons?

Also, the displaying of the list of forwarding email addresses no longer does it in a nice, one page display. It now breaks it up into multiple pages. I can’t seem to find a way to display them all on one page.

:confused:
 

hploh

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I encountered the same error as well while trying to add forwarder which contain Upper case, example: [email protected]

Error message: Sorry, the Username can only contain lower case alphe, numeric, periods, hypend, or underscore characters.

Do any know how to bypass this feature? Thanks

Rgds,
Loh
 

hploh

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I tested to add the forwarder manually at /etc/valiases/domainname

But, it seem that it is not really work, example forwarder that i had defined:

1. [email protected] forward to [email protected] (upper case)
2. [email protected] forward to [email protected] (lower case)

When first time sent email to [email protected], it will forward a copy [email protected] (which is right)

then, send another email to to [email protected], it will reach [email protected] as well, it something like cache in the server and the upper/lower not a sensitive case.

Any one try on add it manually?

Rgds,
Loh
 

germainp.

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The oversight has been corrected. Now the forwarders can be created using capital letters.
 

AllBackJack

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Thanks.

BTW, is there a way to simply upload and download the list of forwarders so entries don't have to slowly added one-by-one using the GUI? As either a simple text file, xml, etc., but the GUI would still be usable and list of forwarders coherent?
 

cPanelDavidG

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Thanks.

BTW, is there a way to simply upload and download the list of forwarders so entries don't have to slowly added one-by-one using the GUI? As either a simple text file, xml, etc., but the GUI would still be usable and list of forwarders coherent?
If you're comfortable with scripting (even PHP scripting) and have at least reseller access to the server, you can call the API2 function for adding a forwarder from the XML API.
 

hploh

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The oversight has been corrected. Now the forwarders can be created using capital letters.
May I know this had been corrected at which cpanel build? Kindly advise.
Thanks
 

NNNils

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We still encounter some problems with this, especially when multiple forwarders are created for the same emailaddress.

We would like to know in which build this was solved too.