Numeric domain names in user email addresses - bug

Thomas von der Elbe ThomasvonderElbe at
Fri Aug 27 04:08:02 EDT 2010

Ok, if an email-adress like thx at is somehow wrong lets disallow 
it. I didnt quite understand the text you linked to. Why do wrong 
emailadresses exist at all?

Michael Allan schrieb:
> I don't think we should allow it.  Instead, we should fix the bug by
> disallowing these:
>>  a) Create an account for thx at in the pollwiki
>>  b) Vote for thx at by email address in the pollserver
> Mail hosts aren't supposed to use domain labels with leading digits
> (like "1138"):
> We depend on that restriction for the username encoding scheme.
> Allowing an exception would be difficult, and would complicate future
> changes to the scheme (e.g. to support unicode domain names).
> I'll leave it open for a while, though, in case anyone wants to
> discuss it.

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