Entries for Tag: 'email'
I am going to start a "ProTip" series on the blog to just share some tips and tricks I have learned along the way that might make your life easier. They will probably be few and far between but hopefully they will help when they come along.
So for my first ProTip, with gmail, you can add a + sign and then something else to the end of your username and it will still be sent to your address. For example, if your email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, emails sent to email@example.com will still get delivered to your inbox. Why this is cool is because in gmail you can set your filters up based on the email address that the email was sent to. So you can filter on everything that gets delivered to firstname.lastname@example.org to be automatically flagged with the tag "foo" and marked as read for instance. You can make up whatever you want after the plus sign, as long as its not another plus sign, space or @ sign.
Now the bad news is a lot of sites don't follow the specs and don't like to accept a plus sign in an email address. But for those that do, it can be a great way to filter your email address and make sure that your email address isn't being handed off to the wrong people.