Consider the following scenario:
- John's email address is
- He likes to subscribe to some service on the Internet but is not sure if he wants it to be active for more than 60 days.
- Instead of using his real email address, he can use
- Any incoming email received for
firstname.lastname@example.org will automatically route to
How it works
Any string followed by a plus (+) sign is considered a tag
. For example, Xeams will deliver email addresses to
as though it were addressed to
Users can specify an expiration date for the email address. This expiration date must be part of the email address and must be in the format: YYYYMMYY. For example,
the following email address will expire after December 31, 2016.
email@example.com - Date must be at the end. Email will get delivered but won't expire.
firstname.lastname@example.org - A plus (+) sign is not used before date. Email will get delivered but won't expire
email@example.com - Email will be rejected since no user exists matching "john.doe_sample"