F. Verdet

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    F. Verdet commented  · 

    This is not only needed for VERP (for automatic bounce message processing), but also simply for address tags/plus addresses/subadressing (cf. RFC-5233 [1]) by real humans as a way of coping with the spam problem.
    That's a kind of very simple to use "poor man's disposable email addressing".

    When e.g. registering with some online service, provide an e-mail-address with a tag, which will be specific to this service. If that address leaks (or is sold by) that service, you have a track and then you just can reject/drop mails to that address. With tagged addresses, no need to set up a new address/alias/... - just invent whatever tag(s) you want and it's delivered to your base mailbox. (see for instance [2] or some better reference).

    It's an easy way to cope with spam - more on a semantic level though...
    You could even do some tag based filter rules (and even drop tag-less mails to rule out spammers that try stripping off the tags)...

    Many hosters (MTA providers) support subaddressing since ages - they're obviously not running Plesk...

    [1] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5233
    [2] http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2003/3/24/22222/2368

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