Here are some neat things regarding Google’s email I’ve found recently. They might not be new, but I think I need to jot them down here so I won’t forget these tips. These hacks could be helpful for fighting or tracing spam.
Apparently, Gmail does not recognize the dot (or capitalization either) in gmail addresses. So firstname.lastname@example.org is the same as email@example.com and all the different combinations are sent to your inbox.
Did you know you have an unlimited amount of aliases with Gmail? You can receive messages that are sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For example, if you forced to register online, you can use Your.email@example.com. If you start getting spam, you ‘ll know who gave your address away and you can probably then set up a filter to automatically direct those messages to, oh, say, THE TRASH.
Of course, I don’t want to forget that firstname.lastname@example.org is also the same as email@example.com. Mail from either address goes to your inbox. This is probably because they can’t use gmail.com in Europe. Just a reminder though, you’ll need to login with the original address you signed up with and some websites won’t accept symbols as valid email addresses. Still, I think these are pretty neat tricks.
yea! thanks for posting this!
Sweetness! Didn't know about the @googlemail.com hack. Yipee, now I have yet another alias! :)
I am not leaving my real email address (spammers), but rest assured it has a dot in it, and someone else has the email address just like mine but with out a dot. Most of the time since my email account was created first their email gets routed to me. It sucks!
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some gmail hack http://t.co/bHvyv9UWQx
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