Email Server to Automatically Generate Mailboxes Upon Email Receipt?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by ElectroPulse, May 16, 2015.

  1. ElectroPulse

    ElectroPulse Limp Gawd

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    Hello, all!

    I'm wondering, is there a way to set up an email server that can receive emails addressed to any email address under a specific domain, and automatically set up a mailbox for them (and forward the emails to a specific address)?

    I've read that there are people that create a new email address for every website they register on so that they can figure out who leaked their email to spammers. I'd like to do this, but don't want to take the time to set up an email account every single time I register on a website.

    For example, I register at Hardforum. I enter an email address: hardforum@mydomain.com. When an email is sent to that address, the mailbox is automatically set up by the webserver, and messages are forwarded to my primary mailbox.

    Thanks!
    ElectroPulse
     
  2. ilmickeyli

    ilmickeyli [H]ard|Gawd

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    With gmail just add +whateveryouwant at the end of your address and it will do what you are asking.

    ex: yolo+swag@whatever
     
  3. MrGuvernment

    MrGuvernment [H]ard as it Gets

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    You are going to end up with a boat load of emails accounts, once your domain is out and being spammed at, they will make up every address under the sun and you will get ALL of the bounce back email and the address will exist.

    This is not a good way to do things.
     
  4. extide

    extide 2[H]4U

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    This is a much better way.
     
  5. ElectroPulse

    ElectroPulse Limp Gawd

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    Thanks for the replies!

    I've read about this, but have read that some websites don't support logging in with email addresses with "+" signs in them... Or worse, drop support for it after you set it up (I've read of some sites that just deleted the accounts that have "+" signs in them).

    Hmm... That's unfortunate. Thanks for the heads up on that.


    Well, I guess the best method (that will always maintain compatibility) would be to create a new email address for each site... Thanks for the replies!
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2015