Can we use 'plus' addressing in CiviCRM to solve the problem of contacts sharing email addresses?
This was a suggestion by Wayne at the meetup for the problem of 2 contacts sharing the same email address Solution - use 'plus' addressing
e.g email@example.com ios used by John and Mary
- Change emails respectively to smithfamily+john@gmail and smithfamily+mary@gmail
- CiviCRM will see these email addresses as unique, but the emails will both be received by the original email.
- NOTE - I think that CiviCRM will send the email twice - if that's not a UX problem, then this is an adequate solution
Optionally, you could also add a Household record for both contacts, and add the original email there.
Do all major email providers support 'plus' addressing? Microsoft Outlook will also support it according to this article https://www.ghacks.net/2013/09/17/can-now-use-email-aliases-outlook-com/
All of the above can be validated through testing.