Google’s Gmail allows people to get a free email account—but it seems that a lot of people aren’t aware that this gives you access to almost unlimited unique email addresses that will all point to the same inbox, just by making a couple of simple tweaks to it.
Here’s how you can make use of this yourself:
## Use @googlemail.com instead of @gmail.com
## Add dots to the username
The username part of an email address (anything before the
@) can have a dot/period placed in any part of it.
## Add a plus at the end
The end of the username can have a plus (
+) appended to it, followed by anything you want - making practically infinite combinations available.
Note: This trick also works with email addresses made through Gsuite!
Any combination of these tricks can be used in conjunction with one another to create a truly unique email address that you know you won’t have used elsewhere before.
## Why would I want to do this?
There are a handful of reasons these features of Gmail can come in useful:
- You want to sign up for a site or service a second time
- You’re developing a web application and need to test email sending a bunch
- You want to sign up to a website or service, but with a unique email address — this way if you get unsolicited emails from someone you’ll know exactly who sold your data