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 email@example.com, you could send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I did not know such a thing existed, and I was very happy to know about it. Very handy for testing.