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    using "+" in email address in gmail

    gmail lets its users receive email with "+" appended to the username part, ignoring anything that follows. so, email addressed to "foobar+whatever@gmail.com" gets delivered to "foobar@gmail.com". what i would like to know is how to send email with a "+" as the from: address or as the reply-to: address.
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    Re: using "+" in email address in gmail

    Have you tried simply changing your source address? I know Thunderbird and Mutt do this natively. Clawz I recall I had to something trivial but wasn't as easy.

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    Re: using "+" in email address in gmail

    i don't see a way to do that in gmail.
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    Re: using "+" in email address in gmail

    You'd need to do this outside of gmail and from a client. I also believe gmail allows for aliases, though I could imagine they wouldn't permit you to spoof another gmail address.

    https://support.google.com/mail/answer/22370?hl=en

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    Re: using "+" in email address in gmail

    That's a shame.

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    Re: using "+" in email address in gmail

    so, gmail doesn't have a way to use a tagged email address as the from/sender/reply-to address. to use a tagged email at a site that wants you to send email to register (not the safe way to do it) i have to switch to using a local client. can i continue the web usage, too, or do i need to switch everything to a local client?
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    Re: using "+" in email address in gmail

    You can try this.
    https://support.google.com/mail/answer/22370

    I just tried but the account I'm in doesn't allow it. Might work if you own the Gmail account.

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    Re: using "+" in email address in gmail

    that isn't allowed for @gmai.com addresses.
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