[thelist] + syntax in email

Matt Warden mwarden at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 19:03:34 CST 2005


On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 11:25:05 +1100, Robert Gormley
<robert at pennyonthesidewalk.com> wrote:
> Hi...
> Using qmail... can someone give me a quick summary of why one would use the
> + syntax? ie user+arbitrary at domain.com?

I have heard that many people use it as a way to track who is giving
out their email address. e.g.: user+travelocity.com at mydomain.com would
allow me to see to whom travelocity is selling my email address.

I belive this is a user's only tracking option if they do not have
unlimited aliases at their domain.

Matt Warden
Miami University
Oxford, OH, USA

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