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Document ID:5058
Subject:Creating Temporary Email Addresses
Creation date:11/7/16 4:19 PM
Last modified on:11/7/16 4:19 PM


Creating Temporary Email Addresses

Often users want to create temporary or disposable email addresses to websites on the Internet. Starting with build 5873, not only users can create temporary email addresses, but can also make them expire after a certain date.

Consider the following scenario:
  • John's email address is john.doe@mycompany.com.
  • He likes to subscribe to some service on the Internet but is not sure if he wants it more than 60 days.
  • Instead of using his real email address, he can use john.doe+servicename@mycompany.com.
  • Any in-coming email received for john.doe+servicename@mycompany.com will automatically routed to john.doe@mycompany.com.
Using temporary emails does NOT increase the license count in Xeams. Therefore, users are free to create as many temporary emails as they like.

How it works

Any string followed by a plus (+) sign is considered a tag. For example, Xeams will deliver email addresses to john+tag@mydomain.com as though it were addressed to john@mydomain.com.

Expiration date

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.

Valid Examples

john.doe+20161231@mydomain.com
john.doe+sample+20161231@mydomain.com

Invalid Examples

john.doe+20161231+service@mydomain.com - Date must be at the end. Email will get delivered but won't expire.
john.doe+sample_20161231@mydomain.com - A plus (+) sign is not used before date. Email will get delivered but won't expire
john.doe_sample+20161231@mydomain.com - Email won't be delivered since a no user exists matching "john.doe_sample"




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