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RE: Are international characters allowed in email addresses?

From: John Harrison <jharrison@once.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 13:18:21 -0700
Message-ID: <C9B6F26F1AA6D411853100508BDE65A9CE124C@EXCHANGE>
To: "'Dave Crocker'" <dcrocker@brandenburg.com>, Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
Cc: "'discuss@apps.ietf.org'" <discuss@apps.ietf.org>
Thanks, Dave,

Where might I go to find more information on the standard you mentioned


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Crocker [mailto:dcrocker@brandenburg.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 1:15 PM
To: Keith Moore
Cc: John Harrison; 'discuss@apps.ietf.org'
Subject: Re: Are international characters allowed in email addresses? 

At 04:04 PM 6/27/2001, Keith Moore wrote:
> > I'm researching an issue regarding whether international characters are
> > allowed in email addresses.
>no, they're not.  in all current mail standards email addresses must
>be entirely in ASCII.

well, we can be a bit friendlier to the topic, I think.  Only ASCII 
"characters" are permitted, however there is a standard that permits 
encoding international characters into an ASCII form.

So the pure negative is:  raw (binary) international characters are not 
The positive is:  Encoded international characters are permitted.


Dave Crocker  <mailto:dcrocker@brandenburg.com>
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