moderated Re: Messages to +owner being wrongly routed to the whole group

Dave Wade



I don’t find that odd at all. I also suspect that because of the way the “” address space is split that the result when sending from webmail may vary depending on which provider is servicing the mail.

I am pretty sure some users are still on the Yahoo server. There are also “” and perhaps still some “” addresses.

 I would also say, from experience that several web-mail based e-mail clients don’t understand that rules for the  left had side of the “@” so the user portion are different to the RHS or domain portion.

GMAIL allows me to ad “+” and an arbitrary string to my e-mail address, which is useful for tracking address leakage, but often its rejected as “invalid” when putting it in forms.




From: <> On Behalf Of Chris Jones via Groups.Io
Sent: 20 September 2019 12:21
Subject: Re: [beta] Messages to +owner being wrongly routed to the whole group


On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 10:58 AM, Dave Wade wrote: far as I can tell it has around 10 million customers….

In the group I moderate (>2100 Subscribers) 182 have addresses and a further 8 have one.

Dave w also wrote: … I suspect you have as much chance of getting it fixed as you have of getting Schrodinger’s cat to the moon dead and alive….

I suspect that is certainly true if we have to go via the normal "call centre" route. :(  In this case Peter has gone via the "BT Community" from which the matter has (reportedly) been escalated.

The odd thing is that if a (btinternet) email is sent to a "+" address from an email client then the + and what follows up to the @ is stripped off and the email is misrouted to the Topics page*. If, however, the same email is sent from BT Mail's web UI then it is routed correctly to whatever is after the +. I don't know if similar mishaps arise if the originating address is btconnect; I know of one Subscriber who has such an address so I might ask him if he could try a test message or two.

* If the Sub happens to be unmoderated then of course the message appears immediately.


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