While I'm not sure I can deliver on "easy to understand", RFC 2822 section
3.4.1 is the best official spec we have on what an email address as used in
Internet mail looks like.
Note that not everything that has an @ in the middle and a domain to the
right is an email address; it might, for instance, be a "Network Access
Identifier" defined in RFC 2486.
--On 21. juni 2005 15:58 +0200 Age Bosma <agebosma(_at_)home(_dot_)nl> wrote:
Can you tell me, or point me to a resource, what the official specs are
for an e-mail address? I would like to know what the official limitations
are if it comes to allowed characters and maximum address lenght.
I'm sorry to ask this while there probably are RFC's for this but the
whole RFC stuff is a bit of a maze to me. They all point to different
RFC's again and I wasn't able to find one RFC with the complete official
(easy to understand) specs.
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