Special and non special chars in addresses

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Special and non special chars in addresses

Post by Z » 11 May 2009, 16:22

I just wonder why special chars have been limited so heavily in email addresses provided by trashmail.

Original specification says that all these char should be allowed in email address:

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 ! # $ % & ' * + - / = ? ^ _ ` { | } ~ 
And dot if it's not last of first and isn't following or preceding dot.

I personally would love to be able to use dot and plus signs in addresses. Especially dot. Is there any good reason why it isn't allowed?

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Re: Special and non special chars in addresses

Post by Admin » 11 May 2009, 17:51

Z wrote:I just wonder why special chars have been limited so heavily in email addresses provided by trashmail.

Original specification says that all these char should be allowed in email address:

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 ! # $ % & ' * + - / = ? ^ _ ` { | } ~ 
And dot if it's not last of first and isn't following or preceding dot.

I personally would love to be able to use dot and plus signs in addresses. Especially dot. Is there any good reason why it isn't allowed?

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Which specification exactly? Where did you found this?
Do you mean the email RFC?
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Re: Special and non special chars in addresses

Post by Z » 15 May 2009, 08:20

Admin wrote:Which specification exactly? Where did you found this?
Do you mean the email RFC?
I mean official RFC. But only char what I'm actually interested about is dot, it would be really nice to be able to use it.

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