[UA-discuss] [UA-Measurement] Request for review: Report on Evaluation of Websites for Acceptance of E-mail Addresses, 2019

John Levine john.levine at standcore.com
Wed Jul 17 17:17:06 UTC 2019

> To be honest, we did consider early on checking for this support using the 
> test mailboxes, but that in itself presents issues, seeing as at times you 
> register on a website that has the domain "test.com", but the e-mail arrives 
> at your mailbox from "example.com". This happened quite a few times, 
> actually. Other websites just don't send confirmation messages even when you 
> directly interact with their forms. This seemed really inconsistent to track 
> across a dataset of 1.000 entries, so the idea was dropped.

I understand that it was out of scope for what you did, and I agree that 
getting sites to send you stuff can be a pain.  But if we really want to 
know whether web sites support EAI addresses, it's what we have to do.

Ship this one, now we know what we have to do next time.  It'll be more 
work and cost more but UASG certainly has the money.

John Levine, john.levine at standcore.com
Standcore LLC

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