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From "slad (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (CAMEL-2067) Mail Component: Character "|" in recipient addresses causes failure
Date Wed, 14 Oct 2009 17:11:53 GMT
Mail Component: Character "|" in recipient addresses causes failure
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                 Key: CAMEL-2067
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/activemq/browse/CAMEL-2067
             Project: Apache Camel
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: camel-mail
    Affects Versions: 1.6.1
            Reporter: slad


It looks like there is minor bug in regex used in MailBinding.java, it causes "|" to act as
delimiter, splitting email address into 2 parts.  

For ex: Using email address as - first|last@test.com causes it to split into two parts:
1) first
2) last@test.com

"|" is acceptable character in email as per wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email_address].
I did not bother to read RFC specification.

Here is snippet of code causing issue:

 private static void appendRecipientToMimeMessage(MimeMessage mimeMessage, String type, String
recipient)
        throws MessagingException {

        // we support that multi recipient can be given as a string seperated by comma or
semi colon
        String[] lines = recipient.split("[,|;]");
        for (String line : lines) {


Regex above should either be "[,;]" or ";|,"

Also, having email addresses separate out by , or ; seems to be issue as it can be part of
name. ex: "firstName, I like comma <first.last@test.com>" is valid. Above code will
still cause failure for such messages. Can camel support addresses as List/Array rather than
comma delimited string?

See Forum thread: http://www.nabble.com/Camel-Mail-Component%3A-%22|%22-in-email-causes-message-to-fail-td25883099.html

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