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Re: Network Solutions and Broken E-mail Addresses

  • From: Jeremy T. Bouse
  • Date: Fri Aug 08 20:59:01 2003

	Unfortunately I'd have to say NetSol is not alone on this as a
vast majority of the sites I've had to enter an email address will not
accept a user+detail@domain format... I find it to be quite annoying
that I can use the format as it helps with filtering of email and is
completely valid according to the current RFCs wrt mail.


On Fri, Aug 08, 2003 at 07:53:15PM -0400, Leo Bicknell wrote:
> Sometime recently Network Solutions seems to have stopped accepting
> "+" as a valid character in an e-mail address.  Yes, I did open a
> ticket via their customer service people, and was given the reply
> that I needed to use another e-mail address.  Per their web form,
> the only acceptable addresses are [a-zA-Z-_.]+@[a-zA-Z-_.]+ (no,
> they don't put it in a regex, but I did for clarity).
> Evidence suggests some Network Solutions people read this list, but
> are unlikely to reply to queries such as mine.  That's fine, but if
> one of you could suggest to the people in the right place that there
> are many valid e-mail addresses not in that form it would be great.
> In particular I'm trying to use, which I have
> used for years.
> Note to all, they also sent out a recent note that ICANN requires
> valid contact info for a domain, and if you don't have it they can
> "unregister" your domain.  Well, their web form flags my e-mail as
> "invalid", even though it works just fine (and it's the address
> they used to send me the notice).  If you use a e-mail that doesn't
> match the regex above you might want to complain, or change it, or
> both.
> A private e-mail from someone at netsol will yeild the ticket number
> I opened with standard customer service.
> -- 
>        Leo Bicknell - - CCIE 3440
>         PGP keys at
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