Dividing a string into two parts and selecting into two variables

I am using SQL Server 2005. I have a string with a special character : like:


I want to divide this string into two sub-strings and select into variables. The special character : is just a separator.


Please guide me on how it is possible.

DECLARE @string varchar(max), @variable1 varchar(max), @variable2 varchar(max);
SET @string = 'XYZ:xyz@mail.com';

  @variable1 = SUBSTRING(S, 1, P - 1),
  @variable2 = SUBSTRING(S, P + 1, L - P)
    S = @string,
    P = CHARINDEX(':', @string),
    L = LEN(@string)
) s;

SELECT @variable1, @variable2;

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