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How can I pass a username of john smith to a pop3 server ? My pop server will only accept a username with one word and no spaces. Is there a control or escape character I can use to void the blank space ? Renaming the accounts is not an option.
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Question by:adam_williams
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by:steve06
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May be you should try something like:

  john%20smith

(%20 is the hexa code of 'space')


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by:adam_williams
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Nope, did not work. Thanks anyway.
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by:MasseyM
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used an "_" for the space?  

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by:brian101979
ID: 1621726
"?" will do it... Just like in DOS 6.22 and above...
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by:gfueyo
ID: 1621727
The "_" and the "." are the most common characters to insert for a "space".

John.Smith
Smith.John

John_Smith
Smith_John
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by:joebe
ID: 1621728
What POP server are you running (Exchange, or something in UNIX perhaps)?
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david_levine earned 400 total points
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Did you try specifying the name in quotes?

Example: "John Smith"
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