I have received email from an external person addressed to x&y@domain.com instead of xny@domain.com. (& 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 xny@domain.com 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 x+y@domain.com routes to x@domain.com automatically, but this doesn't seem to do that since both x@domain.com and y@domain.com already route to xny@domain.com as nicknames/aliases.


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: https://support.google.com/a/answer/33386?hl=en
Gmail: http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2008/03/2-hidden-ways-to-get-more-from-your.html

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