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Rule n° 23 - The website accepts email aliases containing the + sign.

According to Wikipedia, an e-mail alias or alias e-mail is an e-mail address that redirects to another pre-existing one. Messages sent to the alias are forwarded directly, without going through an e-mail box. This rule ensures that email addresses of the form name+xxx@domaine.fr are accepted by the website. This allows users to use a dedicated email for a specific purpose without creating an additional email account. It also improves traceability when the address is given to third parties.

#Personal data #Development #Privacy

Goal

  • Allow users to use mail accounts dedicated to a specific use.
  • Allow users to trace the spread of their email addresses.
  • Strengthen user confidence in the use of their data

Implementation

For any validation of an email address entered by the user, accept addresses of the type foo.bar+something@example.com

Control

Check, for each entry of an email address entered by the user, that the addresses of the type foo.bar+something@example.com are accepted and work (use as an identifier, receipt of an email sent by the website, etc.)

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Business application and benefits

The rules should be applied to your projects from the design phase through to post-implementation , and they should be understood by all professionals with web and customer experience (CX) responsibilities: from strategy to operations, marketers to project managers, and editorial to technical staff. The benefits of using this ruleset are numerous, including improving customer satisfaction, web performance, and e-commerce, and expanding your client base, while also decreasing your errors and costs.

Multidisciplinary verticles - accessiiblity, SEO, e-commerce, ecodesign etc..- starting from the foundational Opquast base.

The objective of these rules and the Opquast community mission is ‘making the web better’ for your customers and for everyone! Opquast rules cover the key major areas of risk that can negatively affect website users such as privacy, ecodesign, accessibility and security.

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