Re: I-D Action:draft-newman-email-subaddr-01.txt

Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu> Tue, 04 December 2007 18:06 UTC

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Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> If I understand you well, you suggest to create (not describe) a new
> concept, "global subaddressing", with a standard delimiter and
> subaddressing-aware software, allowing new tricks (like the MLM you
> mention, which accepts mail only from subscribers and who can
> recognize them even when they use subaddressing).
>
> That's may be a good idea but it is something new, not a description
> of a current practice.
>   
I don't know how widespread the practice is, but my "bulk_mailer"
software (which used to get a lot of use, anyway) has supported this
kind of fuzzy matching since 2002.  (it also does fuzzy matching on the
domain part, so that a.example.com is treated as equivalent to
b.example.com and example.com)