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Adding plus in e-mail forwarding

I really like the spam-management feature of Gmail where you can use e-mails such as myemail+extra@gmail.com. However, it has a weakness - my "root" e-mail address (myemail@gmail.com) is still exposed.

 

I would like to use the GoDaddy e-mail forwarding to work around this limitation. My approach is to create a forwarding e-mail using my domain (myemail@mydomain.com) and forward it to my Gmail.

 

This works for the base address, but does not work for the "plus" syntax. That is, if I have a forwarding rule for myemail@mydomain.com -> myemail@gmail.com, then myemail+extra@mydomain.com will not work (e-mails sent to that e-mail will bounce).

 

Is there any way to set up plus-based e-mail forwarding with GoDaddy?

 

Thanks!

 

Dave

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Re: Adding plus in e-mail forwarding

Hey there!

 

Unfortunately, no, there isn't a way to set up the + functionality that gmail has as that is a proprietary feature of gmail products. It only works internally, within their system, to my knowledge. 

 

 



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Re: Adding plus in e-mail forwarding

One interesting workaround is to use a "catch-all" rule - it does have its limitations (I don't think rules have precedence, so if you have catch-all against a domain, no other e-mail forwarding rules will work against that domain - correct me if I'm wrong), but coupled with Gmail's own filtering, it should do exactly what I want.