A Gmail feature you probably don’t know about!

Friends, here is a real Gmail hack which you all must know ( But probably you don't know about it!)

Multiple Gmail addresses -

Gmail allows only one registration for any given username. Once you sign up for a particular username, any dot or capitalization variations are made permanently unavailable for new registration.

If you created myname@gmail.com, no one can ever register my.name@gmail.com, or my.na.me@gmail.com. Furthermore, because Gmail doesn't recognize dots as characters within usernames, adding or removing dots from a Gmail address won't change the actual destination address.
Messages sent to myname@gmail.com, my.name@gmail.com, my.na.me@gmail.com and even m.y.n.a.m.e@gmail.com are all delivered to your inbox, and only yours.

This feature offers two benefits –

1. You can use any dot variation of your email id , if you do not wish to revel your original email address. And then can put a label for each variant to control messages received on that address.
2. If a sender by mistake adds a dot somewhere in the address, it will still be delivered to the intended recipient.

Gmail Aliases –

Almost all websites asks for registration in order to gain access to the data / subscription to newsletters or web services. And it is necessary to give email id for each registration. Gmail’s feature known as alias comes as a very handy tool here.

How it works?

Suppose your gmail id is myname@gmail.com and you have to subscribe a website xyz.com. Then you can register using following email id-
Myname+xyz@gmail.com

This feature allows you to create and remember as many aliases as you can.
You can set up filters to automatically direct these messages to Trash, apply a label or star, skip the inbox, or forward to another email account.

( For security reasons, when you log in to Gmail, you must enter any dots that were originally defined as part of your username.)

I know you still don’t believe this. Try yourself as I did :-)
A Gmail feature you probably don’t know about! A Gmail feature you probably don’t know about! Reviewed by Salil Chaudhary on 06:43 Rating: 5

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