You can append to your existing e-mail address in various ways, and this could be pretty useful for seeing who leaked your e-mail address to spammers. For example, for your bank, give them the address email@example.com. Then, if spammers send to that address, you can quickly see where they got the e-mail address from!
I’ve tested it with Proton Mail, and it works in exactly the same way.
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if you’re self-hosting your own e-mail with postfix, you can do this as well: https://www.postfix.org/postconf.5.html#recipient_delimiter
I wonder why so many people found this option just now, because Gmail supports it since the beginning.
I configured my own mail server the same way. This mail tags are a great option to organize the own inbox. Works amazing, when the server also supports sieve.
Well I can answer that because I just read about it today and thought it was quite interesting. So many still don’t know about it hence the post.
I didn’t know about this until now.
Sorry for you both. It wasn’t meant personally, but more in general, because so many people don’t know about that feature.
Ok, it’s not advertised very much, either.
that very much depends on your email provider. while it works in Gmail and ProtonMail, it doesn’t on Tutanota. just double check before you start using it.
also some websites don’t support the + sign in an email field, and others have apparently learned to ignore it and everything that comes after it. something like Anonaddy/Simple Login/Mozilla Relay would probably be more likely to work. they generate a unique, random e-mail address that you sign up with, and then forward the emails to your main inbox. but then again, some services don’t accept emails from their default domains as valid/safe.
E-mail providers could configure another character for subaddressing, broadly accepted in forms, but they stick to this plus sign sadly.
I think about trying to buy a domain name, and playing with catch-all and ignore rules to avoid spam while creating a custom subaddressing setup on a custom domain. Source: this Mastodon post https://chaos.social/@silmaril/108878671259313909