[Mailman-Users] Spaces in Email Addresses
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:
> 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:
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...
No one is listening until you make a mistake.
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