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"Email subaddresses", or "plus adressing" also on email **alias**

Markif shared this idea 5 years ago
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As a server administrator I would like cPanel to expand email sub-addressing to email aliases, allowing me to define sub-addresses on email aliases that would then deliver to folders on the forwarded address. For example:

If

my.alias@domain.com

is an alias of

real.address@domain.com

then

my.alias+folder@domain.com

should deliver to

real.address+folder@domain.com

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This update is included in cPanel & WHM Version 78, which has now reached the CURRENT tier! Take a look at the overview of all features for Version 78 on the Release Site and see the full release notes on our documentation site.

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One quick adjustment to this update: The feature is not included as described here. The current implementation instead delivers mail for my.alias+folder@domain.com to real.address@domain.com. Since that's not what was asked for, I've taken this out of completed and moved it back to open discussion. If you have any questions, let me know!

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In fact delivering my.alias+folder@domain.com to real.address@domain.com is a better solution as delivering my.alias+folder@domain.com to real.address+folder@domain.com

Delivering directly in the real.address@domain.com is also how works gmail with the "plus addressing".

It also avoid that a malicious sender could create on the fly lots of IMAP folders just by sending mail to a mailbox !

If needed to store in an IMAP folder the user can always create a filter rule.

So I think that delivering

my.alias+folder@domain.com to real.address@domain.com

is OK, if the "plus addressing" for real mailboxes works also works on the same way, so

real.address+something@domain.com should go to real.address@domain.com

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