Email Addresses: Should They Match One’s Domain?
You guys in the IndieWeb know what sucks? The automatic assumption that people’s email addresses are going to end with Outlook, GMail, or some other provider’s domain. Why not allow for any address, and only filter on the format, instead of the provider name? Seems kinda stupid to me unless there is some greater factor on the technical side that I’m missing? If there is, please let me know. I will say, TikTok if one of the worst offenders of this; they have all of the providers listed…everything except for a custom domain entry field. Am I complaining over nothing? Yes, I get the whole majority of users thing; we’re not talking about that; the folks with custom domains in their email addresses will know who you are and will be able to complete the field correctly. If I missed something, let me know. In light of most services and what not expecting an existing provider, I’m seriously not bringing my custom domain back for email; matches this site, but still, so many get it wrong. Is it the email address, or is it the domain that’s wrong?
Maybe it’s time to go into the underlying history of where this domain name came from. First of all, I wanted to be unique among my peers on the internet, and in order to make my site truly personal, I did away with the
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