Google has just once again made it easier to try and avoid spam … or create filters … or something else depending on your creativity. Google mail has built in support for alias email addresses. The beauty of it is that it is already setup and ready to go — you don’t have to do a thing. If your email address is jonDoe@gmail.com, then the basic formula goes like this:
Maybe you’re signing up for a PayPal account and it asks you for your email address or you want to sign up for Coupon Bug. You might use something like these:
jonDoeemail@example.com or jonDoefirstname.lastname@example.org
You could then automatically tag messages coming in from these addresse, or forward them, or move them to a different folder. Interesting concept — I am a fan!
Until next time …