GMail has a special feature involving the use of special characters you can add to your email address. You can give out these updated email addresses to various people and/or companies, and make note of which alias you give to which company. Author Jess Stratton illustrates what the special characters are, and how to use those aliases and create filters around them.
- There's one last type of email aliasing…you can use in Gmail.…It requires no configuration.…It works right out of the box.…You can add the special characters of a period…and a plus sign anywhere on your email address…and it will still get to you.…This means your single existing Gmail address…contains countless aliases you can use to give…as an address for newsletter signups, friends,…organizations, etc.…The opportunities are endless.…Let me show you some examples of what I mean.…
I have a web signup sheet here and an email block.…Let's take our existing email address,…firstname.lastname@example.org, this is what I use…for my dummy account.…For any particular combination of this, I can add…a period anywhere, I can even add more than one…period, I can even add a plus sign and another…word after it.…Gmail is going to ignore everything after the plus sign…and that email will still get to me.…
In fact, if I wanted to, I could only use the plus sign.…According to Gmail, this is a valid email address.…Now why would I want to do this.…
Note: We recommend watching Gmail Essential Training to master the basics before you start this training.
- Choosing an inbox layout
- Undoing email sends
- Muting conversations
- Showing email headers to troubleshoot issues
- Checking different email accounts with Gmail
- Using stars, labels, and filters
- Assigning delegates
- Attaching large files with Google Drive
- Working with Google Voice