RE: [Emerald] Username/Password characters

David V. Brenner ( (no email) )
Thu, 21 Oct 1999 11:26:03 -0700

> Thanks. I also wondered about the other mail servers that we talk to...
> I guess I was hoping there was some standard on this but then if there
> is/was I'm sure MS and others through it out the window...
> I think we'll play it safe for now.
> Thanks, David

I wouldn't call limiting your customers to 8 alpha characters 'playing it
safe'. It's almost an unreasonable limitation at this juncture.

I recommend that you review the documentation for your mail server and
determine which chartacters are safe to use. Under most circumstances,
dashes and underscores are allowed, as are periods. Generally, this is
enough to satisfy most customers.

David V. Brenner -
International Services Network Corporation

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