RE: [Emerald] Username/Password characters

David Routh ( )
Thu, 21 Oct 1999 13:45:07 -0500

>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.

We aren't limiting them to 8... We used to limit them to 8 alpha/numeric
characters... Since we've moved to Emerald/RadiusNT we're looking to change
that, and we are... I just want to have a set pattern as to what we allow.

I know what our mail server handles as we just changed it out as well. I'm
more concerned about other mail servers on the net that may not be as
current as ours...

I'm simply trying to stay somewhat compatitable with the net as a whole
instead on just my little corner of it.


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