We have support for plus addressing (also known as sub addressing) in our systems. This gives our customers the option to use alternative e-mail addresses without having to create a dedicated e-mail account or forwarder. This also makes it easier to create filtering to keep track of e.g. e-mail to mailinglists, or newsletters.
As a user you do not have to set up anything in order to receive e-mail to these addresses. It will already work, both for e-mail accounts and forwards.
How does it work?
Plus addressing means that if you have an e-mail account
firstname.lastname@example.org, e-mail can also be sent to
email@example.com, and it will be delivered to the mailbox of
firstname.lastname@example.org. You can for example have
email@example.com, and then create filters for these addresses. This will allow you to on-the-fly give a tailored e-mail address to a new contact or website.
Note that e-mail addresses that contain a '
+' sometimes will incorrectly be considered an invalid e-mail address in e.g. registration forms.
Unlike a standard forward, a plus address will not hide your true e-mail address if that is something you require. If you wish to combine hiding your real e-mail address with plus addressing, you could create a forward with a generic name (e.g.
firstname.lastname@example.org) to your real address, and hand out
email@example.com to contacts.
Sending e-mail from a plus address
If you wish to send out e-mail with a specific plus address as the sender, you will need to create an additional identity in your e-mail program.