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Re: Network Solutions and Broken E-mail Addresses

  • From: Lyndon Nerenberg
  • Date: Fri Aug 08 23:31:32 2003




--On Friday, August 8, 2003 5:56 PM -0700 "Jeremy T. Bouse" <Jeremy.Bouse@UnderGrid.net> wrote:

	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.
John Klensin has an internet-draft out that addresses this issue. See section 3 of draft-klensin-name-filters-02.txt. I don't know if this will be any more useful than RFC 2822 when it comes to bashing the clueless over the head, but every bit helps, I guess.

I find that when I complain about this sort of thing I have about a 20% success rate in getting the problem fixed. Something I've found to be helpful is to offer the site an ERE I wrote that does (mostly correct) validation of RFC 2822 addresses. If the site is running UNIX they'll usually incorporate the ERE into their validation software.

--lyndon







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