You must have experienced how Gmail is cool and better than its peers. But do you know that you can create unlimited gmail address for yourself from your primary account. Let’s say, my email address is – firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are three different ways you can get unlimited Gmail address and still get your mail to your primary account.
Tip 1: Insert one or several dots (”.”) anywhere in your email address.
email@example.com is same as firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com (you can insert as may as dot you want and create a new email address) so on and so forth. All these email variants ultimately delivers emails to my main-primary account: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tip 2: Append a plus (”+”) sign and any combination of words or numbers after your email address.
So technologymadness+Craigslist@gmail.com (email comes from my craigslist listing), email@example.com (email comes from my sister/brother/parents) and firstname.lastname@example.org (email comes from my ex or boss)– all these emails ultimately delivers your mail to your primary account. So next time when you are registering on a site or a forum or any freebees sites and all you need to give them their email address with (+) varient, and later you can create a filter for the specific email which comes from that address to skip the inbox and get archived. Cool, isn’t it?
Tip 3: You get 2 email addresses automatically!
If you got email@example.com, you automatically get another email address which is firstname.lastname@example.org. And yes, it’s the same as email@example.com primary account. So Now you can apply tip 1 and 2 (above) to your googlemail.com email address and have some more emails.
You can start organizing all your emails effectively using above tips. Let me know how is your experience about it?
Additional Gmail Tips:
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- 11 Power Tips for Gmail @mattcutts.com
- Migrating from Gmail to Google Apps or other email accounts to Gmail @sudarmuthu.com
I notice that several sites do reject addresses with a plus sign. You might use other services like Mailinator for disposable addresses instead. Also, you can use the services like SpamGourmet, which redirects mail to your real address. Good Luck!