[thelist] + syntax in email

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at speakeasy.net
Wed Feb 16 05:09:00 CST 2005

On Wed, 2005-02-16 at 11:25 +1100, Robert Gormley wrote:
> Using qmail... can someone give me a quick summary of why one would
> use the + syntax? ie user+arbitrary at domain.com?

Well, determining the source of an acquired e-mail address (business
card, Usenet post from a given era, mailing list post from a given era,
given to a shopping site) would be the most obvious. And I think qmail
uses the hyphen, not plus sign.

Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at speakeasy.net>

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