allow email addresses including a plus sign so I can filter my gmail by group
Using gmail, I can define addresses like "me+spam@gmail" or "me+favoritegroup@gmail". This was rejected when I signed up because it "doesn't look like an email address"
As of May 2013, the sign-up process looks to have been completely redesigned.
Yet this issue still remains: a valid email address is rejected with “That email looks invalid”.
Please, Meetup, follow RFC 3696 and stop rejecting email addresses based on the local-part, which is not for you to validate.
Michael Weibel commented
Still not fixed.. Please do it, we're not in the 80s anymore..
Kelly Clowers commented
Please allow this! I rely on this for filtering
If you must validate email addresses, then validate them correctly according to standard.
Better, don't validate the local part of an email addres *at all*. It's none of Meetup's business to decide what is and is not valid, before the final ‘@’ in an email address. That's up to the email system handling that email address.
RFC 3696 gives correct guidance on how to validate email addresses (basically: anything before the final ‘@’ is none of your business, don't reject it).
Email addresses with a "+" (plus) inside is correct regarding to RFC.
Yes, please follow the RFC and accept valid email addresses.
RFC 3696 (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3696) gives guidance to web developers who wish to validate user-entered data like email addresses, domain names and URLs.
Dan Wood commented
Agreed. It's a way that I keep track of who has my email address, by making each one unique per service.
Bernd Jendrissek commented
In case anyone says "but spammers use +", that's nonsense. That's what the confirmation email is for. See also http://www.meetup.com/boards/thread/9809558/0#37884951
Yes, your site and developers are just plain wrong. Fix it!
Apparently, uservoice.com allows them fine. :)