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Re: smtpserver in 2.99.17 (possibly also earlier)

On Fri, 6 Oct 1995 Nicholas_Briggs.PARC@xerox.com wrote:

> I notice that your current SMTP server at nic.funet.fi won't accept an
> address of the form:
> 	"Nicholas Briggs".PARC@Xerox.COM
> which is a well formed address.    It errors with 
> 	501 Path data: missing @ from mailbox definition (pointing at the dot)
> which is totally bogus.

  It is?  Perhaps, I'm just confused about the BNF grammar in RFC 821, 
but I see:

<mailbox> ::= <local-part> "@" <domain>

<local-part> ::= <dot-string> | <quoted-string>

<dot-string> ::= <string> | <string> "." <dot-string>

<quoted-string> ::= """ <qtext> """

  This would seem to indicate that '"' must surround the entire <local-part>