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> Sendy treats these email addresses as distinct, but they’re actually largely duplicates because of the Gmail period trick.

But they are distinct! Why should anyone have to special-case some provider's hack? Do you expect Sendy to special-case plus addresses? For which hosts?

Sure, it's nice if Sendy handles special cases, but it's strictly a bonus feature, and not doing it is also correct.

(The main issue with the hidden field is a valid complaint, of course, and it really doesn't look good)






He didn't say they should have a special case. He just made a factual statement, "Sendy treats these email addresses as distinct, but they’re actually largely duplicates because of the Gmail period trick," and looked to implement recaptcha as a solution, which was poorly implemented. However, if you were going to do create one special case for a provider, gmail would be a good choice.

These addresses are distinct. They just point to the same mailbox. At best they can be called aliases. /p

Author here. My wording could probably be better b/c it makes it sound like I'm blaming Sendy, but I'm not trying to complain here - I agree they should NOT be special-casing this kind of thing.

The use of + for subadresses is somewhat standardized in RFC5233



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