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Non-latin email address characters

12 Aug, 2014

After announcing it is the first major email provider to adopt Internet Engineering Task Force’s standards for accepting e-mail addresses that contain non-Latin characters the Company announces it will reject some email address requests that might be spam using  the Unicode Consortium’s specification for mixed-character sets as a guide. The Company notes that to be able to offer email addresses in any character set would requires every web form and email provider to accept them:

That’s obviously a tough hill to climb. The technology is there, but someone has to take the first step.