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RE: Double .. in mail address

On Fri, 28 May 1999, Alfredo Sanjuan wrote:
> Well, playing with Postfix some months ago, I've found that it accepts such
> adresses. W. Venema says that he wants to allow some deviations from
> standars. Why not relaxing some of the strict syntax checking of the
> Zmailer?

Moral high ground reason: invalid addresses are a blight on the internet,
and we should not encourage them.  

Too many times I have heard the argument "but it works with..." about
invalid addresses, FQDN's, etc.

However, I suspect the real problem is that the parser was written to the
RFC, and therefore cannot accept empty atoms...


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