Re: another stupid question...
email@example.com (Guy Maor) wrote on 07.10.97 in <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> "Paul J. Thompson" <email@example.com> writes:
> > when I send mail, my from address appears as:
> > "Paul J. Thomspon" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > how do i get it to appear as:
> > Paul J. Thomspon <email@example.com>
> That would be a violation of RFC 822.
No, actually it won't.
> You can't have full stops
> outside of a quoted comment.
Wrong. What you can't have is doubled, leading, or trailing full stops,
but the above example doesn't have those. (The blanks are not
This would be a violation (trailing full stop):
Paul J. T. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Your mail reader is putting them there
> automatically, and if you remove your initial it'll stop.
That may or may not be true, I have no idea. Maybe the mailreader author
misunderstood 822 as well. Or maybe (s)he's just overcautious.
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