Friday, October 12, 2007

Infinite Gmail addresses

Maybe this is not new for some of you, but I just found out the most amazing thing about Gmail: you can have infinite Gmail addresses based on your own Gmail address.

The technique is simple: add anything you want after your Gmail by adding a '+' sign and you'll receive it on your regular account.
Example: my Gmail is antonio.lopes@gmail.com. If I want to have my work mail organized in a certain way, I just tell my colleagues to send any mails to antonio.lopes+work@gmail.com. Simple, right?

Then, all you have to do is manage your labels on GMail and add filters* according to the addresses that you create, to have your mail all tidy up and organized.

Imagine the possibilities:

  • I can receive all my work mail on antonio.lopes+work@gmail.com
  • I can register on potential spammers sites with antonio.lopes+potential.spammer@gmail.com
  • I can show a girl how special she is by giving her my custom address antonio.lopes+just.for.you.girls-name@gmail.com
By the way, any comments on this particular post can be redirected to:
antonio.lopes+post.on.gmail.infinite.addresses@gmail.com

Any comments on the blog in general can be sent to:
antonio.lopes+youve.got.a.great.blog@gmail.com or antonio.lopes+your.blog.sucks@gmail.com

Enjoy :-)

* To access your filters go to Settings->Filters and create a filter for messages addressed to a particular address and then add a label accordingly

1 comment:

xes said...

Dica bastante interessante.
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