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How can I set up Gravatar to use the same image for any plus or tagged email address used?

I have subscribed to websites such as Stack Exchange, Stack Overflow, Github, etc. using a "+" email address (tagged email address), like this one: joeuser+stackoverflow@example.com.

In order to display a picture with my profile, such websites rely on the gravatar.com service. I don't want to subscribe for every site to a new gravatar account.

Is there a possibility to have a single gravatar account linked with "+"'d email addresses?

Actually, my question is exactly the opposite of trying to set up multiple gravatars with the same email address.

Github solved this problem in adding a field "Gravatar email" in the Profile page. Can Stack Exchange network do the same? Where should I ask?

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    I couldn't find a way to do it on the website so I emailed gravatar support. – Rebecca Dessonville Mar 8 '12 at 21:37
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    Update: I still haven't received a response to my gravatar support email. – Rebecca Dessonville Apr 19 '12 at 16:02
  • If you want to request a Stack Exchange feature to have a "gravatar email", the best place to ask is Meta Stack Exchange. – ale Apr 26 '17 at 12:28
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Five years later, but you can now (and for quite some time) add additional email addresses to your Gravatar account. Just log in to your account, add the email address, click the link in the confirm email and you are done.

Still not as easy an practical as a "+" wildcard, but quite doable.

  • That would seem to be what the Asker is trying to avoid, i.e., creating a new email address for every site. – ale Apr 26 '17 at 12:29
  • No, he said "I don't want to subscribe for every site to a new gravatar account.". Now you only have 1 gravatar account and can add a list of multiple email adresses in there. – janpio Apr 27 '17 at 15:19
  • Hmmm...I think you're right. I've only ever used Gravatar when you could already add multiple email addresses to a single account. I wasn't aware that it wasn't always that way. – ale Apr 27 '17 at 18:00
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It seems like something Gravatar has not really taken into account. Based on the layout of the website there isn't a way to do this currently. You will have to find a way to contact Gravatar for a feature request.

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