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email security on outgoing emails with a - in them

Discussion in 'Security' started by responderguy, May 8, 2005.

  1. responderguy

    responderguy Registered

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    I am told some servers have a security feature where they will not allow outgoing mail to email addresses with a - in them such as a-jim@jim.com I was unaware that you can actually have a - in an email address. A _ yes but not a -

    Do serverbeach servers have such a security feature?

    thanks,
    Rich
     
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  2. webignition

    webignition Well-Known Member

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    Surely the best way is to try and see what happens.

    A hypen in an email address shouldn't be a problem and is probably not too uncommon and so I'd be surprised if a mail server was configured to prevent mail from being sent to an email address that contains a hypen.

    As an example, I used to have an email address of -_@example.com (yes, hyphen underscore only). I set this up as a test address with an ISP I supported. The main reason was that it was just too easy (and fun) to confuse those just-too-annoying customers with it.
     
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