[Nottingham] emails containing spaces

TJ tall_long_thing at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 16 18:36:15 UTC 2012

On 16/10/2012 18:55, Martin wrote:
> On 16/10/12 15:01, Mike Cardwell wrote:
>> On 16/10/12 14:50, T.J long thing wrote:
>>> it's come to my attention that it may be possible to have spaces in
>>> an email address providing it's not part of the domain section.
>>> Also a possibility they can be case sensitive has anyone else come
>>> across this? can any one confirm these or is it just rumor?
>> Email addresses are case sensitive. "mike at example.com" and
>> "Mike at example.com" are different email addresses. It just so happens
>> that most implementations treat them the same. There's no reason why
>> that has to be the case though.
>> The specification allows all sorts of insane local parts in email
>> addresses. Some good examples:
>> !#$%&'*+-/=?^_`{}|~@example.org
>> "()<>[]:,;@\\\"!#$%&'*+-/=?^_`{}| ~  ? ^_`{}|~.a"@example.org
>> Taken from:
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email_address#Valid_email_addresses
> Just for the sake of world practice rather than slavishly following an
> RFC (or even fixing/updating the RFC to match world expectations):
> postfix by default munges everything to lower case so as to be 'case
> insensitive'. You can still do 'special' regex lookups to be case
> sensitive if you really want to...
> I always ensure all email addresses are lower case in the first place to
> avoid silliness...
> Cheers,
> Martin
thanks for the answers guy's just means i'll have to tell our marketing
that if the e-mail contains spaces it's probably wrong ;P

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