Although e-mail should never be sent without a valid From: address, it is common and often recommended that users protect their e-mail addresses from spam harvesters in newsgroups. A typical example would be to use an e-mail address like "fred at aol dot com" instead of "firstname.lastname@example.org". This is currently impossible when creating an account and creates a limit in functionality not found in other newsreaders. It would be better to confirm when a user enters an invalid e-mail address and ask them if they're sure they want to use it. Build: 2001062704 Win98
For contrast, see bug 3744, Must require email address to be syntactically valid.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 29270 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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