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Are international characters allowed in email addresses?

From: John Harrison <jharrison@once.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 11:57:57 -0700
Message-ID: <C9B6F26F1AA6D411853100508BDE65A9CE1246@EXCHANGE>
To: "'discuss@apps.ietf.org'" <discuss@apps.ietf.org>

I'm researching an issue regarding whether international characters are
allowed in email addresses. Through the research that I've conducted thus
far I've seen contradictory information.

In looking at RFC-822 it only specifies ASCII characters being allowed,
however I have actually seen a few email addresses that do in fact have
international characters in them. For example, josé.bermúdez@xxxxxx.com --
note the accented 'e' and 'u'.

If anyone has any more definitive information regarding what is and what is
not supported in respect to international characters in email addresses, I
would be greatly appreciative.

Thanks in advance.


John Harrison
@Once, Director of Product Management
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email: jharrison@once.com
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