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My brain: "Hey, instead of adding 5 lines to this pile of legacy code you could refactor it and finally create proper tests" – Three weeks of refactoring later. "See, that wasn't so bad. Now add your 5 lines over there. Don't bother testing them. That code is trivial." 🥴

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"Your E-Mail Validation Logic is Wrong"
netmeister.org/blog/email.html

Interesting read if you like email (address) trivia. Don't expect practical advice on how to do email address validation, though.

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Let's make a colour together! <3

#RGB

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Hey guys, Thunderbird is STILL hiring developers. You can help modernize an application used by ~20,000,000 people and growing!

The open source community can make something better than Outlook, but only if folks come and build it.

thunderbird.net/careers

So the answer depends on the context in which the address is used. SMTP servers that still support the obsolete parts of RFC 821 will accept \@@example.com as sender or recipient address. However, in the email's header the address has to be written as "@"@example.com, because \@@example.com is not permitted there.

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The local part of an email address is allowed to consist of a single @ character. However, it must be encoded, e.g. as "@"@domain.example. RFC 821 (SMTP) allows using a backslash to escape a character even outside of quoted strings. RFC 822 (internet message format) explicitly states that this syntax is not permitted for the local part of an email address. All successor documents to these RFCs do not permit "backslash escaping" outside of a quoted string in the local part either.

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Quiz time: Is \@@domain.example a syntactically valid email address? Why (not)?

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Recent developments, everywhere is dealt with and okay 👍 

As you may or may not know, Tusky was temporarily removed from the Google Play store, and it has since been reinstated.

We will always appeal against any removals that we see as incorrect, or fix something that we view as fixable. If for some reason the app can't stay on the Play Store we won't stop the development just because of it, we'll find other ways to reach you.

Thank you for reaching out while that whole mess was going on. 🙏

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Last week I finally got around to setting up my own server. It was surprisingly easy thanks to matrix-docker-ansible-deploy ❤️

github.com/spantaleev/matrix-d

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Note that we consider us to just begin to get rolling and are still evolving the Rust/JS/Java/Swift/Python coding, translations, testing etc. We are aware of several shortcomings and are trying to address them. Any help welcome! github.com/deltachat or support.delta.chat

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I recently reconnected with old friends and it made me nostalgic for the strangest things. So now I'm the proud owner of the domain int21.dev 👴

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Happy "I love Free Software Day" everyone 💕

We would like to use this opportunity to let you know that K-9 Mail needs your help.

k9mail.app/2021/02/14/K-9-Mail

If you are affected by the startWithAudioMuted/startWithVideoMuted bug in Jitsi Meet, the following workaround might be interesting to you:

gist.github.com/cketti/f0ed9b7

I've created my own version of "The Great Suspender" with the analytics code and other phone home functionality removed.

github.com/cketti/thegreatsusp

I have no intention of maintaining this for anyone but myself. But feel free to use it as a starting point for your own version.

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