Tuesday Tip: How to Re-route Spam with Gmail

inboxEveryone has their own tips and tricks for avoiding spam messages in their email box, including setting up email filters or creating an entirely separate email to use when signing up for things online. If you use Google’s Gmail, here are a few more things to try:

  • If you want to create a temporary email, but don’t want the hassle of creating a new account, try using youremail@googlemail.com instead of @gmail.com. You can then set up a filter to automatically route anything sent to that @googlemail.com address into your spam folder.
  • Gmail/Google also allows you to add dots and plus signs to your username which allows you to essentially create a unique address without doing so. Examples:
    • o.u.r.e.m.a.i.l@gmail.com
    • email@gmail.com
    • your+email@gmail.com

Google views youremail@gmail.com and the examples above the same as youremail@googlemail.com, so everything is routed to your inbox regardless of how you format your email (within the examples provided). The benefit of setting it up this way is that you can route incoming mail to a specific folder based on how your email is formatted. Cheers to a less cluttered inbox!

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Courtney Rose: As Sales Operations Specialist, Courtney puts her detail-oriented personality to work by providing support to the sales group. With a background in customer service, she is adept at looking at opportunities for improvement from different angles and offering solutions that increase productivity.

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