Rob,

It's just a way of organizing email aliases.

Seems to me that you can't control other people's email addresses. Anyone can create as many email aliases as they like -- it's not something you can really be "opposed" to... or, at least, it'd be a very difficult thing to fight since it's already a normal and legitimate practice.

It'd be like being opposed to having ice cubes in your water. Sure, you can be opposed to it if you want, but its already a normal and accepted practice that's perfectly legitimate. You could lobby all of the governments of the world and try to make it illegal -- but it'd be a whole lot of work, you'd be unlikely to be successful, and what would it really accomplish in the end?

-SK


On 3/21/2022 7:41 AM, Rob Berendt wrote:
So, what are your thoughts on plus addressing as per
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/recipients-in-exchange-online/plus-addressing-in-exchange-online
Why are some companies opposed to it?

Issues I've seen:
- Some online form entries will not allow you to enter plus addresses. Apparently, they want to be able to sell you as spam and this makes you undesirable. Or they copied the same validation formula used by several sites in an attempt to validate email addresses using regex, java, etc and it has this stupid flaw. Another possibility is to cut down on people registering for a "one time free offer".
- Won't the spammers simply remove the plus sign and everything between it and the @ sign? Possible but some companies actually use plus signs in their email addresses and this will cause issues. They're also hoping that spammers are not that industrious as they are already looking for a cheap buck with a minimal amount of effort.
- If you are one of those companies which use plus signs in your address (Batteries+?) you may not want to allow this.
- Your sending address will not be the same as your inbound email address. So if I subscribe to midrange-l for example as rob+lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxx when I go to initiate a discussion and my email comes from rob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx instead of rob+lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxx the email will be rejected.

As an administrator it's not too hard for me to set up other separate inbound names for the same account but not so much for the general population here.

Rob Berendt
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