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When I signed up for Credit Karma, I used an e-mail address containing a "+" in the local part (the portion before the "@"). Months later, I wanted to ask a question of the support staff. I sent a message while logged in, from the Web form on the Credit Karma site. I received an e-mail saying

"I'd love to help you out! However, there isn't a Credit Karma account associated with the email
address you're emailing us from. Please email support@creditkarma.com again using the email address
you used to register with Credit Karma so that I can help you as quickly as possible."

Most likely, the trouble is that "+" sign. Many sites don't support it; it seems that Credit Karma partially supports it. Full support would be nice, and is recommended by RFC 5233 and RFC 3696.


Subaddressing is the practice of augmenting the local-part of an
[RFC2822] address with some 'detail' information in order to give
some extra meaning to that address. One common way of encoding
'detail' information into the local-part is to add a 'separator
character sequence', such as "+", to form a boundary between the
'user' (original local-part) and 'detail' sub-parts of the address,
much like the "@" character forms the boundary between the local-part
and domain.

-- http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5233.txt

Without quotes, local-parts may consist of any combination of
alphabetic characters, digits, or any of the special characters

! # $ % & ' * + - / = ? ^ _ ` . { | } ~

period (".") may also appear, but may not be used to start or end the
local part, nor may two or more consecutive periods appear. Stated
differently, any ASCII graphic (printing) character other than the
at-sign ("@"), backslash, double quote, comma, or square brackets may
appear without quoting. If any of that list of excluded characters
are to appear, they must be quoted.

-- http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3696.txt

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