Unbelivable trick with Gmail

HamzaBOUKRAA By HamzaBOUKRAA, 1st Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1jxl7ftu/
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Just discovered a trick on Gmail and wanted to share it on WikiNut

Create multiple email addresses

In my opinion, using emails is the most useful and stable way of communication since it keeps the trace on the server side and could be viewed from a laptop, a tablet or a mobile.
Personnaly I am using google mail (or Gmail) and never had a problem with its features.

Lately I discovered that dots in email addresses are useless since all emails are forwarded to the first username created with Gmail.
For example :
Let's say that I created a first username on Gmail :i.love.wikinut@gmail.com
And then after I gave my email address to a friend or any other person to contact me on the address, and was in a hurry saying "I love wikinut with one dot between the words love and wikinut". The amazing thing is that, even if the other person sends me on ilove.wikinut@gmail.com, I will receive the email on i.love.wikinut@gmail.com.

So no matter how many dots you add between words (or between letter of your first and last name) you will still receive the email.
For example all these email addresses will be routed to i.love.wikinut@gmail.com :
i.lo.ve.wikinut@gmail.com
i.love.wiki.nut@gmail.com
i.lovewikinut@gmail.com
i.l.o.v.e.w.i.k.i.n.u.t@gmail.com

Another advantage of this trick :
Let’s say you want to create categories for your newsletter and that you don't want to receive spams. Then, anytime you want, you can create a rule on your email parameters with the dots so in case you start receiving unwanted messages, you will be able to use Gmail filters (based on this rule) to mark directly this newsletter, which is coming from your new email as a spam.

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Address, Email, Filtering, Gmail, Routing, Spam

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author avatar HamzaBOUKRAA
An engineer. (Software Engineer). I like Following and writing about new technologies and Human being

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author avatar Retired
1st Sep 2014 (#)

Interesting information, SoEnLion. I use AOL Mail and GMX Webmail, Gmail and Yahoo mail are too slow where I live. AOL and GMX have fewer ads so page loading is a lot faster.

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author avatar Joyce Singha
1st Sep 2014 (#)

Nice trick. My husband also discovered a trick through Adblock to block out pesky ads.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
5th Sep 2014 (#)

Interesting information - Gmail has served me well - siva

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author avatar charles7
29th Oct 2014 (#)

SoEnLion thank you for sharing such a great trick relating gmail.
looking forward to your next article.

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