(mozilla 0.9.4) The URN "news:email@example.com" does not work, though this is the format specified in RFC 1738 paragraph 3.6. However, "news://%3C3bbe1b31firstname.lastname@example.org%3E" will be found on the default server. So far as I can tell, this is not meta-syntactically correct, since it would imply that the %3C... string is some kind of locator. This is automatically converted to "news://news.panix.com:119/%3C3bbe1b31email@example.com%3E", which is, I guess, a new URL syntax.
Reporter, can you provide a URL for that RFC paragraph?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 99081 ***
The port 119 is a dupe of bug 104156