Gmail Plus Addressing to Help Minimize Inbox Clutter
February 6th, 2013
The number of email addresses I have scares me on the daily. I have one for Standing Dreams, one for my design work, one for my overall company (Deep Standard), one for personal, music, myspace, my iCloud address, and three different ones from the college days. This is not an exaggeration. Filtering is a must on the accounts I use regularly. I wanted to share with you guys what I use to help me further filter with my Gmail accounts.
With your Gmail account, you have the ability to use multiple address than just the account you are given. By adding a “+” and any combination of words or numbers after your email address, you create an entirely new email address that will still send to your original email address. *Log this as the second time your mind being blown here.* You don’t have to create a new address or anything, it simply just works.
Lets say your email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. and you want to create a filter for your social networking sites. Whether you are signing up for a new site or replace your current email, use “email@example.com”, go into Gmail and create a filter to label any emails coming from “firstname.lastname@example.org” as “Social”. For banking emails, go to your bank’s website and where it asks for your email address, simply use email@example.com. Now go back into Gmail, label any emails coming from “firstname.lastname@example.org” as “Banking.” Lastly, for those pesky newsletters that you HAVE to sign up for now you can use “email@example.com”, create a filter to label them “Pesky” and make the filter archive or even delete the emails. The possibilities are endless.
You can find information on setting up filters here.
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