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Use of "&" in email address

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by faris, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. faris

    faris Guest

    We have a customer being blasted to hell and back by spammers because they have been using a true catchall address, and so were catching all the email sent to non-existant addresses on their domain. They were using up 10Gigs of transfer per month because of all this.

    I've forced them to switch to having one pop3 mailbox with aliases for each address they really want.

    This is fine except they have been advertising an email address of x&y@theirdomain.com

    Plesk won't allow an alias to be created with an "&" in the address. In fact I've never seen an & in an email address ever, so I assume that like most punctuation it is not allowed.

    I'm wondering if I can manually add it somehow, without breaking things? I can't figureout how though. I thought I could do something with the .qmail file but that doesn't work.

    Apparently Exchange supports "&" in the address.

  2. faris

    faris Guest

    Well, I sort of got around it by creating a mailname in Plesk (xandy) then renaming /var/qmail/mailnames/domain/xandy to x&y at the command prompt. This works perfectly.

    But of course this isn't a good idea. The Plesk database still thinks it is "xandy", and I hate to think of the problems it will cause the next time we try and do a Plesk update.

    Does anyone have a better suggestion?