jun 28

Gmail Tips

Gmail Ninja Tips. I didn't know some of these, such as that you can sign out remotely or that you can add "+anything" to your address (rexsorgatz+awesome@gmail.com) and it works like your normal address.


The +awesome feature is crucial. Allows you to instantly filter mail from sites you sign up for into their own labels -- OR divert them directly to the trash.

posted by robin at 1:20 PM on June 28, 2009

The "+" trick in your email address works awesome, especially for topical filtering, until you run into the following problems:

* Some email form validate scripts won't allow a "+" to be entered.
* Some companies, notably craigslist, reject content (abuse filter) that contains any Gmail address with a "+" included.

So it should usually work, but you're going to need to do a mail forward from a separate Gmail address to do any heavy filtering among multiple sources. In the end the "+" trick has very limited use.

**sad face**

posted by Brian Van at 1:22 PM on June 28, 2009

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