The University email provider (Microsoft Office 365) now supports the use of "plus addressing". This allows you to use an unlimited number of addresses all delivered to your own mailbox.
Plus addresses can be useful for testing purposes and as an easy way to create rules based on who you provided your email address to.
Plus Addressing option allows you to create email addresses that are linked to a standard email address by adding a suffix to it. To create a Plus Address, add the “+tag” suffix to the local part of your email address.
You can use plus addresses as unique addresses for services that you sign up for. Please note that some web forms do not support plus signs in email addresses.
With plus addressing you can append any valid email text (generally anything except the @ symbol) after the first part of your address joined with a "+" character.
Plus Addressing delivers the Plus email to the standard address because:
Any emails sent to these addresses (for example: A.Namefirstname.lastname@example.org) will be delivered to the standard mailbox (for example: A.Name@soton.ac.uk).
Plus Addressing is useful when you:
You are signing up to a web site that insists on having your email address but you suspect they might give your address to spammers. You can give them an address like "Nameemail@example.com", then add an Outlook rule to send all email to that address into the spam folder.
To see all the aliases and to set your primary email address, log into Subscribe
Technical information is available at Microsoft Documentation - Plus Addressing
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