> Now I'm poked around the internet a bit into various RFCs
> and mailing groups and such and been thoroughly confused.
> Does anyone know not so much what is allowed but what works
> as an email address?
This is the actual email RFC= RFC2822:
and obsoletes the most popular RFC822:
But in the meantime...anything goes :)
There are quite a lot of mail servers who work totally
outside the specifications, especially a proprietary program
called "exchange", so you have a good chance that emails
go through, even if they contain illegal characters.
For example you can write to this address: jürgen_at_nooper.com
(contains a German Umlaut...totally outside all specs) and
it will be delivered.
The ! was meant as a routing separator in ancient times. And
if the / works with J-Phone? No idea, you should change your
email address and add this character to it. If it works, it
Good luck with your regular expressions,
Juergen Specht [Nooper.com - Mobile Services Inc.] http://nooper.com
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Received on Wed Aug 29 10:32:56 2001