Many people do not know about this cool little feature for Gmail accounts and hosted Google apps accounts. I have found three great uses for Gmail aliases:
- When registering for email subscription list and have concerns about my address being shared without permission
- Registering for accounts on the web and I don’t want to my primary address
- Testing the registration process on development projects
Here is how it works. Simply add a plus sign like this: firstname.lastname@example.org and the email will be sent to email@example.com. If you have a hosted domain, it looks like firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can then apply filters inside your Gmail account to route the addresses to folders like subscriptions, junk, testing, etc.
Hope that is a cool tip for you. Do you have any other cool Gmail tips?