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  1. MusicBrainz Server
  2. MBS-11619

Ignore periods and +tags in admin e-mail searches

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: High
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 2021-05-03
    • Component/s: Accounts
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      Description

      GMail and other e-mail providers/servers both ignores periods in the user/account name of addresses and also allows for using "+ tags". This has been (ab)used in a couple of cases by bad actors to create multiple account from (seemingly) different addresses.

      I don’t want to block users using dots or a plus in the e-mail address, but it would be nice to be able to find both fresodk@… and freso.dk@… and freso.dk+test@… when looking up fre.s.o.dk@… on https://musicbrainz.org/admin/email-search

      See e.g.,
      https://www.cs.rutgers.edu/~watrous/plus-signs-in-email-addresses.html
      https://danq.me/2017/09/26/gmail-plus/

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              Assignee:
              reosarevok Nicolás Tamargo
              Reporter:
              freso Frederik “Freso” S. Olesen
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                  2021-05-03