A Gmail trick

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  1. hemant_mathur

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    Source = http://21st.blogspot.com/2006/09/use-gmail-generate-unlimited-e-mail.html

    Use Gmail Generate Unlimited E-mail Addresses:-
    Gmail has an interesting quirk where you can add a plus sign (+) after your Gmail address, and it'll still get to your inbox. It's called plus-addressing, and it essentially gives you an unlimited number of e-mail addresses to play with. Here's how it works: say your address is pinkyrocks@gmail.com, and you want to automatically label all work e-mails. Add a plus sign and a phrase to make it pinkyrocks+work@gmail.com and set up a filter to label it work (to access your filters go to Settings->Filters and create a filter for messages addressed to pinkyrocks+work@gmail.com. Then add the label work).

    More real world examples:

    Find out who is spamming you: Be sure to use plus-addressing for every form you fill out online and give each site a different plus address.

    Example: You could use
    pinkyrocks+nytimes@gmail.com for nytimes.com
    pinkyrocks+freestuff@gmail.com for freestuff.com
    Then you can tell which site has given your e-mail address to spammers, and automatically send them to the trash.

    Automatically label your incoming mail: I've talked about that above.

    Archive your mail: If you receive periodic updates about your bank account balance or are subscribed to a lot of mailing lists that you don't check often, then you can send that sort of mail to the archives and bypass your Inbox.

    Example: For the mailing list, you could give pinkyrocks+mailinglist1@gmail.com as your address, and assign a filter that will archive mail to that address automatically. Then you can just check in once in a while on the archive if you want to catch up.
     
  2. Third Eye

    Third Eye gooby pls

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  3. Pathik

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    Gud 1.. But r + chars not allowed in d username wen registering in gmail
     
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    hemant_mathur

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    No + character is not allowed while registering in gmail .. it only allows one special character, ie, period(.).
     
  5. rohan

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    whose pinky??

    jus jokin
     
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    blackpearl The Devil

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    Read it on digg. Good one.
     
  7. led_shankar

    led_shankar In Shamful Mystery

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  8. Vishal Gupta

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    Good trick buddy :)
     
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    hemant_mathur

    hemant_mathur -- No Easter Eggs here --

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    Hey leave ma pinky alone u guys .. just joking .. btw has anyone tried it cause i havn't tried it myself.
     
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    gud trick! thx........
     
  11. rakeshishere

    rakeshishere HELP AND SUPPORT

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    Ok oK Ok i we nvr said we want her..JSt jokin:p
     
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    Good one. I think the real source is here >> labnol
     
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    hemant_mathur

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    I dunno what the real source is but i read it at the source i have given. Same info is on various sites i just put up the one i saw.
     
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    quite good, my friend..
     
  15. amitshahc

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    Another use

    Using this example, say you email an invitation to your colleagues in a office asking them to rsvp to the invitaion. You ask them to reply to "amitshahc+nope@gmail.com" when sending you a response, if they don't want to come. and reply to "amitshahc+ofcourse@gmail.com". Assuming they follow your directions, You can then set up a Gmail Filters to automatically route emails to specific Labels based on the addresses. It's a simple example, but the uses can be numerous.

    source = how to use 'plus' sign for filtering mails
     
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    Lol pinky is my GF how dare you........ say that :D

    Jokes apart :D Great need to try that. Did any one try???
     
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    xbonez NP : Crysis

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    wow...this is gud
     
  18. The Conqueror

    The Conqueror Elevating Humanity

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    Cool, so does it work ? anyone tested?
     
  19. redhat

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    Yup it does work...

    Read this before on the forum, the Gmail labelling filter was out on this forum a long while ago...
    Ive been using it since long now
     
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    cool one...!!!
     
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