apostrophe in email name

I’m trying to send an invitation to someone to become a user of a private WordPress blog, but WP apparently doesn’t accept an apostrophe appearing in the name in the email address as valid. For example, it seems it would consider maryo’grady@hotmail.com as an invalid email address, because of the apostrophe in Mary’s surname. Has anyone else had this problem, and is there a way around it, by substituting a different character in place of the apostrophe?

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Filter is_email and sanitize_email, then apply a better check:

namespace Wpse\Email;

add_filter( 'is_email',       __NAMESPACE__ . '\check_mail_address', 10, 2 );
add_filter( 'sanitize_email', __NAMESPACE__ . '\check_mail_address', 10, 2 );

function check_mail_address( $result, $email )
{
    return filter_var( $email, FILTER_VALIDATE_EMAIL );
}

The PHP function is still not RFC 5321 compliant, but better than the WordPress check.