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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>