Gmail + aliases

August 29th, 2008 by Leandro Morgado

Gmail has a cool nifty feature. It allows you to use append a string to your email address and still receive it. For example, say your email address is If mail is sent to you will still receive it in your regular inbox.

Why is this useful? Some might use this to combat spam, but personally I think Gmail’s spam filter does the job.

What is really neat is that you can use Gmail filters on to automatically label or star an email. For example, say everytime you apply for at a job board, you give out the address. You can then apply a label filter to have all your job application related emails neatly organized with a “Jobs” label.