Something that might be useful to you…
I recently found that some email services allow the use of an extension, but ignore it and route the email to the correct email address.
I have found this useful when I want email for myself and my wife to go to one email address, but the company won’t allow it due to HIPAA rules.
- We both have the same Medigap company, and they insist that we use different email accounts, one for me, and one for her.
- We have changed our email addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
- Their computer system didn’t object.
- All email from them shows up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From this example, you can see that everything between the “+” and the “@” are ignored.
In my testing, I have found that not all email services will allow this, so make sure you test it.
- Gmail – Yes
- Outlook – Yes
- Proton – Yes
- Earthlink – No
- ATT/Yahoo – No
I’ve seen other uses for this trick on the internet.
Have fun & be careful.