How to: Create Multiple Accounts with One Gmail Address
Gmail Ignores Periods
- Did you know that Gmail ignores periods?
+ No, but so what?
- So, you don't need to create and manage another email account (and another inbox full of emails!) only to create a secondary account in Twitter, Evernote, Foursquare, Pinterest or any other social network, for example, for your business or as a backup account.
+ Huh! How exactly?
- Basically, Google doesn’t care about the periods in your email address. To Google, email@example.com is the same as firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Therefore, simply by putting or removing the period or moving it across your email address, you’ll have the new email address you need to create the new account with.
The extra cool point is that you don’t need to manage more than one inbox! All your emails will be in one main inbox! This little trick comes in handy, specially when you’re a power user or you need to manage more than just one account in any social network.
That’s it! But if you have any more tips about email providers, please share them in the comments section.
Oh, and by the way, have you started using Inbox yet? If yes, how did you like it? And if no, let me know if you need an invitation. I’m using it and it’s become my main email client!
So, I got some feedback and actually learned something new. In addition to moving the dot (“.”), you can add a plus (“+”) sign and any combination of words or numbers after your email address and still get your mails in your main inbox. For example, if your email is firstname.lastname@example.org , you can send mail to myemail+Twitter@gmail.com or myemail+Twitter1@gmail.com .
Inbox is now open to public, so you don’t need an invitation to use it.