Monday, September 11, 2006

Gmail hack

If you have a Gmail account, here is a cool hack for you. Though I have been a Gmail user for sometime, I never know about this till I read it from KnowHR blog recently.

So, you can actually add a plus sign (+) and a postfix to the end of your gmail address, this actually create an unlimited number of e-mail addresses, and any mails send to those address, will still reach your gmail.

For example, you have a gmail account, me@gmail.com. So now, when you deal with anything work related, you can define a mail address, me+work@gmail.com. And anything personal can be me+personal@gmail.com. Then you can utilize to the filter function within gmail to categorize your mail.

And a even better usage, when you register yourself in any websites, define a special address, for example, me-newsvine@gmail.com, me-amigo@gmail.com, and so on. So, if ever you get a spam mail from any website you have subscripted to, from the receiving mail address itself you could tell who the culprit is! Clever, huh?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

i did not understand a singe damn thing of what you are speaking?

kahfei said...

hmmm...answering an anonymous comment is almost like talking to thin air, but still, not answering a question posed to me is a bit too rude.

ok, say you have a gmail account, me@gmail.com. So, now you wanna communicate with your friends, instead of giving them the address, me@gmail, give them me+friend@gmail. All their mail will still reach the mailbox of me@gmail. Using this post-fix, you can create lot of variations for different usage,for example, me+work@gmail.com for work related mail, me+family@gmail.com for mail communication between family members, and so on. The plus point is, you can then use gmail filtering system to organize your mail accordingly. Plus, you can create a special pre-fix just you subscribe to certain web services, for example, me@newsvine.com for registration with newsvine. In case, any spam mail coming from newsvine, you can straightaway recognize them, coz the mail is actually sending to me+newsvine@gmail.com.

Well, I do hope I have explained it better this time, that you have understood at least "a single damn thing"?

Anonymous said...

how do i hack my friends gmail!?? i wanna c there chats 4 certain reasons...