Any demand for changing the wildcard email address separator?


#1

I really like the wildcard email address feature, but there are a lot of websites that won’t take the ‘+’ character in an email address.

Is there some demand out there among Dreamhost users to get the wildcard separator changed, or better, allow a choice of separators? Separators like ‘-’, ‘.’, or ‘_’, i.e. characters more likely to get through technically-incorrect-according-to-RFC2822 email address validators on other websites. (okay, maybe not ‘.’, because periods are somewhat special/reserved in RFC2822)

I’ve contacted a few corporate websites regarding their bad email address validation, but the couple of times I got through to web support staff, I got the impression that they weren’t going to fix it, despite me telling them to go back and look at RFC2822.


#2

It’d be quite difficult for us to do so. The wildcard separator (“recipient_delimiter”, in Postfix-speak) is a server-level setting, so we can’t change it on a per-domain basis.