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

Markif shared this idea 4 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

Best Answer
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This specific functionality has now been added as of version 80, and you can now customize whether or not you want to allow mailbox creation when using plus addressing. You can read more about the updates in the Version 80 release notes, and more about 80 overall on the Release Site.


Comments (4)

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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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This specific functionality has now been added as of version 80, and you can now customize whether or not you want to allow mailbox creation when using plus addressing. You can read more about the updates in the Version 80 release notes, and more about 80 overall on the Release Site.


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