Sorry for this late reply. I only discovered / subscribed to this list
today and noticed this thread in the January archives.
My ISP also gave me a login name with a '@' in the it, and claimed that
he could not avoid it.
The OP may benefit from the .netrc approach: it's a good workaround.
Just escape the '@' in the .netrc file, like:
machine bla.bla.bla login head\@tail password whatever
Works like a charm,
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