On Jan 4, 2006, at 12:12 PM, mental / rydia.net wrote:
> Quoting "Andreas S." <f / andreas-s.net>:
>
>> It is trivial to create a formally correct address that makes
>> absolutely no sense, so what's the point of doing such a
>> complicated and error-prone validation?

For example, a friend of mine has the email address:

?@hisdomain.net

(The domain above was changed to protect his privacy. But the single  
question mark as the 'username' is all that he has :)