sam986 — 2013-02-08T04:10:57-05:00 — #1
Hello, Does it matter if you type XYZ@gmail.com instead of firstname.lastname@example.org? Is it case sensitive?
spikez — 2013-02-08T04:29:47-05:00 — #2
molona — 2013-02-08T07:18:13-05:00 — #3
Well, it depends on how the destination mail server is configured... but nowadays that's really rare so I will agree with SpikeZ... No
system — 2013-02-09T22:03:12-05:00 — #4
I guess it's not. I've tried it and I can still access my email.
cusion1991 — 2013-02-10T07:42:56-05:00 — #5
I don't think it would really matter if you typed your email addy using upper or lower case. Passwords are the ones that are case sensitive.
stomme_poes — 2013-02-10T16:50:07-05:00 — #6
The mail servers determine this.
According to the RFC, this should be a valid email address
But no server I know of will accept this.
jackp15 — 2013-02-11T10:42:27-05:00 — #7
No, it's not case sensitive, but I think it should be because it will almost close bulk email services problems
winagain — 2013-02-11T13:45:44-05:00 — #8
It's better if is not case sensitive. Imagine all the problems it would cause.
For starters, you would have thousands of variations given a name: email@example.com, Name@, nAme, nAmE etc. etc.
stomme_poes — 2013-02-11T14:48:52-05:00 — #9
Like all the problems you get on any Unix filesystem?
I like case sensitivity, but Windows has trained most users to ignore it.
felgall — 2013-02-11T16:16:54-05:00 — #10
Have you tried specifying it as:
any string of up to 255 characters is meant to be acceptable before the @ provided it is enclosed in "". Of course the one you specified is valid even without the quotes.
Perhaps more people need to look at using a proper email address parser such as http://code.iamcal.com/php/rfc822/ for PHP, ruby and python so that they can properly recognise what is and isn't a valid email address.
blz — 2013-02-11T20:47:08-05:00 — #11
Best imaginary address ever!