One Gmail address means infinite email addresses

First, you may not know a very interesting fact about your Gmail email address : you can use your regular email address as username@gmail.com and also username@googlemail.com.

Second, it is possible to append a plus sign (“+”) followed by any text to your Gmail user name and hence create as many email addresses as you want (e.g. username+anything123@gmail.com redirects to username@gmail.com). However, many websites do not allow the usage of the plus sign in your email address and this trick is easily recognized by email spammers.

A better solution is to remember that  full stops  (“.”) are not considered by Gmail (e.g. user.name@gmail.com redirects to username@gmail.com as well as u.s.e.r.n.a.m.e@gmail.com), so you can use them to properly filter incoming emails (e.g. use u.s.e.r.n.a.m.e@gmail.com when registering to websites and then filter those messages).

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Author: Claudio Pacchierotti

Claudio Pacchierotti received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Siena, Italy in 2009, 2011, and 2014, respectively. He was an exchange student at the Karlstad University, Sweden in 2010. He spent the first seven months of 2014 visiting the Penn Haptics Group at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, which is part of the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing, and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory. He also visited the Dept. of Innovation in Mechanics and Management of the University of Padua and the Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine (MIRA) of the University of Twente in 2013 and 2014, respectively. He received the 2014 EuroHaptics Best PhD Thesis Award for the best doctoral thesis in the field of haptics. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Dept. of Advanced Robotics of the Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy. His research deals with robotics and haptics, focusing on cutaneous force feedback techniques, wearable devices, and haptics for robotic surgery

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