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I have received email from an external person addressed to x& instead of (& is a valid character in email addresses.)

It is caught in the catchall and I would like to add it as an alias/nickname of but it isn't allowed.

I'm thinking of putting a forwarding rule in the catchall, but this requires the user to click and approve.

Are there any other options?

For instance, the routes to automatically, but this doesn't seem to do that since both and already route to as nicknames/aliases.

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There is a difference in policy when it comes to regular Gmail and Google Apps.

While in regular Gmail, you can use most symbols such as @, &, %, and +, these cannot be used in a Google Apps account.

Google Apps Guidelines:

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