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Old 10 Aug 2022, 04:03 AM   #1
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Masked email

Since the introduction of this facility I'm finding I use it more and more. Really cool feature and so easy to use from either a browser or the Fastmail app.

However I'm finding some website rejecting the masked email as the masked email contains a period ".".

Clearly those website don't understand that email addresses can be formatted that way, however is there a way of creating a masked email without a period? Or is there another way round this other than having to revert to my previous practice of creating a dedicated email address.

Simply leaving the period out results in a delivery failure of course.
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Old 10 Aug 2022, 02:18 PM   #2
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Wow masked as in your addy is hidden??

How would they reply??


I remember when I had a fastmail account (Basic interface) you could change your email address and if ya left it blank,it would send the email and it would say it was from "MAILER DEAMON" (Like a bounced email)

Kinda neat.....
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Old 10 Aug 2022, 02:32 PM   #3
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Read about Fastmail Masked Email at:
https://www.fastmail.help/hc/en-us/a...1-Masked-Email


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Old 10 Aug 2022, 06:15 PM   #4
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Any ideas of being able to create a masked email address without the period "."?
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Old 11 Aug 2022, 04:19 PM   #5
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Hi ewal,
I think thatís not possible at the moment. Just out of curiosity, can you tell an example site that is rejecting such an email address? Iíve not seen this so far anywhere, and a dot is quite common in email addresses, isnít it? My company address for instance is firstname.lastname@company.



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Old 12 Aug 2022, 01:30 AM   #6
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I've been using firstname.lastname@mydomain for years without any problems. I hope I'm not going to have to change that.

I'm wondering if it's something to do with this, which seems like the lamest scam in history. IMO this is 100% a Netflix problem for sending billing emails to unverified addresses.
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Old 12 Aug 2022, 01:13 PM   #7
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I've been using firstname.lastname@mydomain for years without any problems. I hope I'm not going to have to change that.
I would think you can use whatever ya want
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Old 13 Aug 2022, 05:17 PM   #8
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I would think you can use whatever ya want
... provided "whatever you want" fits the rules mandated by the RFCs.

It's not reasonable to expect forms of email address NOT mandated by the RFCs to work, though.
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Old 14 Aug 2022, 02:03 AM   #9
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Dots are allowed in email addresses.
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Old 14 Aug 2022, 09:35 AM   #10
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It's all very well saying "dots are allowed", but that assumes that the site you are trying to register with knows that...
A similar issue was raised here:
http://www.emaildiscussions.com/showthread.php?t=78705
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Old 16 Aug 2022, 04:40 AM   #11
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It's all very well saying "dots are allowed", but that assumes that the site you are trying to register with knows that...
A similar issue was raised here:
http://www.emaildiscussions.com/showthread.php?t=78705
Yes, obviously. You are taking my post out of its context.
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Old 17 Aug 2022, 06:27 AM   #12
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Oh, I see. Slight misunderstanding. No offence intended.
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Old 29 Aug 2022, 07:26 PM   #13
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Hi ewal,
I think thatís not possible at the moment. Just out of curiosity, can you tell an example site that is rejecting such an email address? Iíve not seen this so far anywhere, and a dot is quite common in email addresses, isnít it? My company address for instance is firstname.lastname@company.



Cheers,
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Sorry for delay.

here is one:

theepochtimes.com
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Old 29 Aug 2022, 08:10 PM   #14
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Hi Ewal,


I could sign up for a free account with my masked email address (containing a dot character) without any problem.


When you say theyíre rejecting your email address, what exactly do you mean by that? You get an error message directly after entering your address?
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Old 29 Aug 2022, 08:15 PM   #15
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Hi Ewal,


I could sign up for a free account with my masked email address (containing a dot character) without any problem.


When you say theyíre rejecting your email address, what exactly do you mean by that? You get an error message directly after entering your address?

Something like "wrong format email address" . When I removed the period dot "." it worked.

But of course I would never receive any emails without the period so I simply created an alias on one of my domains.

Maybe it is a browser issue? I use Chrome - I did not try using different browser.
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