On Thu, 16 Jan 1997, Stan Ryckman wrote:
> [stuff in terms of rewriting firstname.lastname@example.org to email@example.com]
WAIT! DON'T DO THAT!!
You CAN rewrite firstname.lastname@example.org TO email@example.com, BUT
DO NOT rewrite any ix.netcom user to simply netcom.com!!
ix.netcom.com is their PPP service. netcom.com is their SHELL user
system. They are NOT THE SAME THING! It *is* possible to have a
user@netcom AND a firstname.lastname@example.org (i.e., same user name), yet they are not
only separate accounts, they could well be different people!
> >Right. But it shouldn't matter what sort of random cruft Pegasus (or
> >any other client mailer) sticks in the From: line; when the Netcom
> >mail relay processes it, it should rewrite the From: line to a
> >canonical form. That's trivial, and most ISPs seem to do that.
> They need to do it *carefully*.
You should NEVER, btw, see any address like email@example.com -- that
would be a WAY broken address; you might see it as firstname.lastname@example.org..com
(and I have). It's safe, and even preferrable, to drop the ix12, but NOT
the .ix. You MIGHT see a email@example.com (and it's safe to drop
the netcom12), but most shell users are savvy enough to know not to do
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