User name as am email address

Mark Doliner mark at
Thu Jun 12 12:24:04 EDT 2008

On Thu, 12 Jun 2008 17:13:13 +0200, Achraf Ben Hammouda wrote
> Hi,
> The Contact name consedered by our sip server is the email address.
> When I specify my mail address as "Username" on pidging account we 
> can't have connection with our sip server, because mail address 
> contain "@" character and pidgin will consider "@" as a separator 
> for contact name and server name
>  ===> wrong contact name and wrong server.
> Are there any possibility to accept user name as an email address.

Hmm, RFC 2543 (the older SIP RFC) states in section 2 that @ is not allowed in
the username.  I think RFC 3261 states the same thing in in section 25.1, but
it's more difficult to read.

Is it common to have an "@" in the username portion of the SIP address??


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