Mail: Plus addressing

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 myname@domain.com, e-mail can also be sent to myname+whateveryouwant@domain.com, and it will be delivered to the mailbox of myname@domain.com. You can for example have myname+photogroup@domain.com or myname+awebshop@domain.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. 2020-09@domain.com) to your real address, and hand out 2020-09+whateveryouwant@domain.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.

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