User name as am email address

Chris Brody chris.brody at
Thu Jun 12 12:30:22 EDT 2008

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 6:24 PM, Mark Doliner <mark at> wrote:
> 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??
I haven't looked at this in a while, but I think I have seen this
before. If I had more time, I would volunteer to contribute a patch.

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