Plus addressing in GMail

I recently learnt that plus addressing is supported in GMail. I feel this is a nice feature. If plus addressing is supported, even if we send a mail to user+office@gmail.com, it will be delivered to user@gmail.com. But, for user, it will be easy to set filters based on the extra information (+office). User can give different email addresses (user+office, user+maths, user+studies etc.) to others for different purposes.

This feature (but as minus addressing) is supported in Yahoo mail also (only in Yahoo Mail Plus). You can read more information about plus addressing here.

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3 Comments

  1. pradeep said,

    May 24, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    nice feature.. didnt know this before. will try it now..

  2. Alex said,

    October 18, 2008 at 1:37 am

    I really enjoyed reading your take on this new way of handling e-mail. I think you should check out OtherInbox, a new email service that fits right in line with what you are discussing.

    With OtherInbox, each user receives their own domain name (username.otherinbox.com) and proceeds to give out personalized addresses to each site or service (amazone@username.otherinbox.com, etc.)

    OtherInbox then automatically organizes these addresses, allowing the user to manage their email and, if necessary, block an address that is receiving too much spam.

    It is currently in a private beta, but this URL will give you (and 25 of your readers) a chance to try it out.

    http://beta.otherinbox.com/signup/mytechpage

    Feel free to try the service out, and we look forward to finding out what you and your readers think.

    Thanks!

    ~The OtherInbox Team

  3. J said,

    March 23, 2010 at 1:49 am

    This is great feature, however I have found that many web-forms (incorrectly) deny the use of ‘+’ as a valid email address character. Consequently, I was unable to use it for one of my most desired capabilities: find out which companies & services are leaking out my address to spammers by “marking” each new account with the domain name of the company I am submitting to.


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