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Re: Are international characters allowed in email addresses?

From: Marc Blanchet <Marc.Blanchet@viagenie.qc.ca>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 15:05:01 -0400
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To: John Harrison <jharrison@once.com>, "'discuss@apps.ietf.org'" <discuss@apps.ietf.org>
- there is no support right now for an internationalized left part of an 
email address.
- there is current work for the right part (the domain name) in the ietf 
idn wg.


At/À 11:57 2001-06-27 -0700, John Harrison you wrote/vous écriviez:
>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
>309 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 900, Portland, OR 97204
>direct: 503.419.0552 / cell: 503.804.2161
>main: 503.241/4185 / fax: 503.241.4279
>email: jharrison@once.com
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