Five Gmail hacks that you probably didn’t know

With more than a fourth of the world’s email market share, it is reasonably fair to assume that you might be using one. Apart from its easy-to-use interface, what also powers Gmail is the ubiquitous Google Sign-in capability now available with every online sign-up forms.

To make use of Gmail even better, we are going to show you five feature hacks (might even help you to secure your account) to give your more control of your mailbox.

Infinite Email IDs linked to one MailBox

What would you do if you need more similar looking email addresses for your online accounts or team members. You needn’t go through the arduous process of signing up again. All you need to do is add a “+” sign to your existing email address and voila, it gives you a different email address linked to the same mailbox.

As you would notice from the image below, we automatically created a new ID “[email protected]”, by simply adding a “+1” to the existing email ID – “[email protected]”.

Creating a new email ID by just appending plus sign followed by alphanumerical values

Similarly we can create as many email aliases, by just appending any alphanumeric character after “+” sign. e.g. +sales, +hr, +delhi, +mumbai, +new1, etc.

All of these email ID aliases would still point to the same original mailbox before the “+” sign. So, you would receive all emails sent to aliases in your original email box itself.

However, to send emails from the alias, you would have to add the Alias, under “Settings – Accounts and Import – Send email as: ” section. Just add the alias you wish to use, as we did here for: Cyberyog Technologies (plus one) <[email protected]>

Creating an alias for sent email ID

Once this is set, you can now choose the “sender” email address, while composing the email, as shown.

You can also organise emails received on the Alias accounts, by using the Labels feature of Gmail. Just create a mail filter (under Settings) for incoming mail to sort your emails to reach their proper Label destination.

Creating a mail filter for the Alias

VOILA. Now, you have a fully functioning email account, with the same original email ID, but with cool filters & labels. Try setting one from your existing Gmail account and see how it works like magic!