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Re: Double .. in mail address

On Thu, 27 May 1999, David L. Potter wrote:

> Hello all...
> > A copy of your message is being returned to you because it arrived with
> > an illegal header according to the RFC822/976 protocol specification.
> > If you do not recognize the source of the bad header, perhaps you should
> > ask a Postmaster at your site.
> >
> > The following annotated headers illustrate where the error(s) occurred:
> >
> > Error in "To" header address:
> >
> >         partofname..moreofname@ns.sympatico.ca
> >                    ^-expected word
> Is this (big, bad TelCo) ISP giving out faulty email accounts or is
> zmailer interpreting this wrong?
> thanks
> David Potter

I think b.b.TC ISP is giving out faulty email accounts -- *again*!

One CCN user had trouble contacting a relative in Ontario because the
address she was using had the format  <username.@sympatico.ca>.
After several futile suggested possible corrections to the address
from userhelp (trying to guess a correct address) the user reported
that she could now contact her relative.  The correction?  Her
relative had his username changed to get rid of the '.' at the end.

Such addresses are definitely in violation of RFC 822:


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