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March 11, 2011

Gmail Email Aliases

Filed under: Technology — admin @ 11:08 am
Gmail doesn’t offer traditional aliases, but you can receive messages sent to your.username+any.alias@gmail.com. For example, messages sent to jane.doe+notes@gmail.com are delivered to jane.doe@gmail.com.
You can set up filters to automatically direct these messages to Trash, apply a label or star, skip the inbox, or forward to another email account.

A great feature of Gmail is the ability to simply use different email aliases based on your existing email address.

You can receive messages in your Gmail inbox if the message is sent to any address that follows the format:  YourExistingUsername+alias@gmail.com.

For example, messages sent to jane.doe+notes@gmail.com are delivered to jane.doe@gmail.com.

This is really useful for signing of for services. ¬†You can set up filters in Gmail to recognize the +alias tag and do something special with it such as move the message to the Trash, label it, etc…

You can read more about it here: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=12096.

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