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Plus Addressing

Updated Tuesday, October 27, 2020


Gmail popularized plus addressing which is a simple rule that ignores everything after a plus sign in the local part of an email address.

For example, messages sent to land into .

This behavior is built into Migadu and no additional configuration is required for it. In addition, we will auto-create a folder with the label given after the plus sign (e.g. shopping) and sort the respective message there.

For an alternative to plus addressing, take a look at subdomain addressing .

Skipping Folder Auto-Creation

Creating folders may not be the behavior you expected. To just sort the message in Inbox, please create a Pattern Rewrite on the domain of your mailbox. For example, to prevent automatic folder creation and sorting for , we would create the pattern rewrite rule below.

john+* =>

Such rewrite will drop the plus addressing for that mailbox and sort the message into Inbox.