Email Address Trick

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.


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.