[UA-discuss] interesting to note about emoji in mailbox name.

Mark Svancarek (CELA) marksv at microsoft.com
Thu Apr 11 18:35:21 UTC 2019

UASG has not endorsed emojis as part of mailbox names and I doubt that we ever would.  But as mentioned below, some mail systems will take a more liberal approach.

From: UA-discuss <ua-discuss-bounces at icann.org> On Behalf Of Tariq Soomro
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2019 10:36
To: ua-discuss at icann.org
Subject: Re: [UA-discuss] interesting to note about emoji in mailbox name.

Dear All,
Are emoji's allowed to used?
Emoji's are not part of International languages.

Prof. Tariq R. Soomro, Ph.D.
Secretary IEEE Karachi Section,
Senior Member IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE GRSS USA,
Member PMI, Life Member Computer Society of Pakistan, Sindh Graduates Associations,
Founder President SUCSA.

On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 10:21 PM Asmus Freytag <asmusf at ix.netcom.com<mailto:asmusf at ix.netcom.com>> wrote:
On 4/11/2019 12:10 AM, Dr Ajay Data wrote:
Some Interesting things to note:

I am testing with Two working Valid Email Address with heart shape..
❤@data.in<https://nam06.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.in&data=02%7C01%7Cmarksv%40microsoft.com%7C28ba0bb2ef964222743808d6bea400c6%7C72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7C1%7C1%7C636906008937896523&sdata=NCZ5BYGTghqrgLL%2BQcT1BJb8H0qT8oJmtQBnl0%2BNhfs%3D&reserved=0> and ♥@data.in<https://nam06.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.in&data=02%7C01%7Cmarksv%40microsoft.com%7C28ba0bb2ef964222743808d6bea400c6%7C72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7C1%7C1%7C636906008937896523&sdata=NCZ5BYGTghqrgLL%2BQcT1BJb8H0qT8oJmtQBnl0%2BNhfs%3D&reserved=0>

( ❤ - xn--qei    and    ♥ - xn--g6h )

When I receive email from the above ID`s, In mobile devices these above hearts are shown in different red shades.
However If I send email to Gmail / Outlook, they consider this as  Spam.  Not only spam, Gmail displays the following warning. -
This message seems dangerous

I tend to agree with these mail providers.

Emoji have no place is security relevant contexts because their rendering is far from standardized and unless magnified, they can be hard to recognize. Also, users have no good idea whether related shapes might exist or not, so any deviation would be attributed to non-standard rendering and most likely accepted.

Finally, many emoji involve sequences that may be displayed by some fall-back means on devices that do not happen to support them. This makes emoji similar to complex scripts, but that danger is underappreciated by many people because emoji have an emotional appeal and appear accessible because the are cute.

They are dangerous in identifiers.

The sender’s email address uses abnormal characters, which might be used to spoof real addresses. Avoid clicking links, downloading attachments, or replying to this message.

Probably, we need to discuss this too and have our views around it.

Dr. Ajay Data
Founder & CEO



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