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Will the following syntax work with all email client tools, SMTP servers, POP3 servers, IMAP servers...

Alias Alias <trueaddress@validdomain.com>

In other words, is this syntax universal, or do different email client tools require different notations. For example:

Alias Alias (trueaddress@validdomain.com)
Alias Alias [trueaddress@validdomain.com]
Alias Alias {trueaddress@validdomain.com}



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according to RFC821 and RFC5321, the standard is "<" and ">"

http://tools.ietf.org/rfc/rfc5321.txt

some firewall/anti-spam tools even reject if command if you do not put < bracket.
http://www.m86security.com/kb/article.aspx?id=10749

in the document, you can use rewrite function make it to standard, but again, the standard is < >


sidenote: [ ] have been widely used on Outlook like [fax:+1234567890] to convert it to a fax, but it is not a standard SMTP traffic anymore.
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