Gmail Address + . Tricks

Did you know about little “+” and “.” tricks with Gmail address? If not, please read on.

Occasionally I need to test products like BIM 360 and Collaboration for Revit with different privilege levels. For that purpose, I have been using all sorts of free mail services to have multiple e-mail addresses. Recently my colleague in Building Ops team told me that we can use Gmail with “+” sign. While googling, I further found that there is another using “.”. So here it is. This is from a seven year-old post on gmailblog:

  • Append a plus (“+”) sign and any combination of words or numbers after your email address. For example, if your name was glueuser@gmail.com, you could send mail to glueuser+hostadmin@gmail.com or glueuser+projectadmin@gmail.com.
  • Insert one or several dots (“.”) anywhere in your email address. Gmail doesn’t recognize periods as characters in addresses — it just ignore them. For example, you could tell people your address was glueuser@gmail.com, glue.user@gmail.com or g.lue.u.ser@gmail.com.

I did not know such a thing existed, and I was very happy to know about it. Very handy for testing.

Mikako

 

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