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Special character in local part of mail account name

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by MagicMax, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. MagicMax

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    Hello, i need to create mail f&b@mydomain.com but in cpanel i can't: You can only enter letters, numbers, periods, hyphens, and underscores.
    In RFC 2822 i read that
    The local-part of the email address may use any of these ASCII characters:

    • uppercase and lowercase Latin letters A to Z and a to z;
    • digits 0 to 9;
    • special characters !#$%&'*+-/=?^_`{|}~;
    • dot ., provided that it is not the first or last character unless quoted, and provided also that it does not appear consecutively unless quoted
    Can someone tell me a workaround or a trick for do that?
     
  2. 24x7server

    24x7server Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    You may not be able to create those mail account, as it causes authentication problem for mails.. Those signs are not allowed in the email accounts..
     
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  3. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Hello,

    This was brought up as part of internal case CPANEL-17169. It was determined that support for special characters in the local-part of email addresses is not offered due to some legacy requirements (e.g. allowing "%" instead of "@" in email usernames since some mail clients don't allow the use of the "@" character in the username). I encourage you to open a feature request if you'd like to see support for this added to the product in the future:

    Submit A Feature Request

    Thank you.
     
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