[Mailman-Users] Spaces in Email Addresses

John Price jp_mailman at gcfl.net
Mon Aug 23 22:53:47 CEST 2004

On Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 10:03:09PM +0200, Brad Knowles wrote:
> Moreover, 
> space characters are not allowed in e-mail addresses.

Actually, according to RFC822 (section 3.4.1), spaces are
allowed in email addresses:

Note: In particular, quoting is NOT permitted within
atoms. For example when the local-part of an addr-spec
must contain a special character, a quoted string must be
used.  Therefore, a specification such as:
        Full\ Name at Domain

is not legal and must be specified as:

        "Full Name"@Domain

Moreover, I've encounted several bone-headed sys admins
that are assigning email addresses that are of this format.

Of course, when I complained to them that they are idiots
for choosing such email addresses, they pointed me to
RFC822. I still think they are idiots...


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