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Australia Peter Craig

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Blakeview, South Australia, Australia / August 13, 2010

Peter Craig has an email address 345 characters in length.

The address:

contact-admin-hello-webmaster-info-services-peter-crazy-but-oh-so-ubber-cool-english-alphabet-loverer-abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz@please-try-to.send-me-an-email-if-you-can-possibly-begin-to-remember-this-coz.this-is-the-longest-email-address-known-to-man-but-to-be-honest.this-is-such-a-stupidly-long-sub-domain-it-could-go-on-forever.pacraig.com

- must be an active email address

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  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    Alex which is what ends up making this category so interesting to stretch - because my previous attempt at 345 did in fact send and receive and so did Zac's (although haven't tried for some time). There are a range of technical hurdles with DNS, email limits, server limits, forwarding and set up and the client(s) used to send/receive as webmail and program clients often trip over the address when it gets too long as usually there's no need for such an arduously lengthed address.

  • United States Alex Cunningham

    Alex Cunningham

    I have to dispute this, as the article below states that e-mail addresses cannot extend beyond 256 characters. Zachary, can you please use this e-mail to send a message to me? My email is acsteelersfanyahoo.com. Here is the article: http://email.about.com/od/emailbehindthescenes/f/address_length.htm

  • United States Lindsey Weber

    Lindsey Weber

    Oh I guess it was 2 months ago...

  • United States Lindsey Weber

    Lindsey Weber

    It is active!

  • United States Dize Poz

    Dize Poz

    Its fake.

  • United States Zachary Reidell

    Zachary Reidell

    I switched email providers recently, and now I can't accept emails to that address anymore! Oh well, I was kinda getting sick of so many messages.

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    The e-mail is active and can be sent to and responded from - Microsoft Outlook cannot handle the email but it works sending from gmail, unsure of any other providers but it's certainly legit, albeit a forwarder it still is retrievable.

  • United States Marco Puddu

    Marco Puddu

    U THAT EMAIL HAS 2 BE FAKE

  • United States Marco Puddu

    Marco Puddu

    IT IS IMPOSSOBLE 2 EMAIL

  • United States Marco Puddu

    Marco Puddu

    HA I CHECKED UR EMAIL DOES NOT MATCH ANY EMAIL DATABASE U MUST BE LIEING!

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    Nice job Zach, now expect a barrage of e-mails and the automatic assumption that if your email address is so long, you're lacking elsewhere - at least that's the majority of mail I got :)

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    Not when you're on the road and you wan't to quickly access your mail on your phone or library, you're sitting there for 5 minutes entering the email address and password... and yes John Ellis, the site is active but just redirects to my site at http://pacraig.com

  • United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    copy

  • United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    Can't you just copy

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    It's strange actually, some mail programs don't accept the address, it cuts it off short (ie Outlook doesn't work)

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    Yes trust me Brian, the password itself is probably a world record. But it does take a little while to log in, not too practical when you're in a hurry.

  • United States John Ellis

    John Ellis

    OMFG Go to that website!!! please-try-to.send-me-an-email-if-you-can-possibly-begin-to-remember-this-coz.this-is-the-longest-email-address-known-to-man-but-to-be-honest.this-is-such-a-stupidly-long-sub-domain-it-could-go-on-forever.pacraig.com

  • United States Brian Pankey

    Brian Pankey

    If that's your email how long is your password ha-ha-ha

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