You will find a helpful way to create unlimited email accounts with one login address using Google mail.
Gmail is one of the most popular email services used by billions of people globally. Gmail may probably be the best email service provider that fits your needs.
Over the past few years, Gmail introduced lots of new features. Therefore, Gmail’s main competitor, Yahoo mail (Ymail,) also changed the Ymail interface and added new features (Eg: infinite scrolling), but not as far as Google email did.
If you didn’t take an insider look at Gmail settings, I suggest you check out what you can do with Google’s email service. You would be amazed at how many different and cool things you can accomplish with Gmail.
There are tons of Gmail tricks and hacks which can save you time and increase productivity. For example, “Canned responses” can save you time by saving email templates. (Very useful for blogger outreach purposes)
Another useful Gmail feature is the “Vacation Responder.” With this feature, you can set up a message to be sent out immediately once a message arrives at your email address. This feature is handy for business affairs. (Send automatic emails when a customer/subscriber contacts you)
Countless Gmail tricks can increase your productivity and save time. But today, I will show you another beneficial way to utilize Gmail for your day-to-day internet life. I hope these techniques will help you organize emails and save you valuable time.
How to Create Unlimited Email Accounts
When you sign up for Google mail service, you basically receive a @Gmail.com address. Ex: firstname.lastname@example.org.
That’s what I thought till a few months, though.
But do you know that that single @gmail.com email address has tons of other email addresses?
I am not talking about Gmail aliases. With one simple @Gmail.com address, you receive another Google email address.
If your Gmail address is email@example.com, then this address, firstname.lastname@example.org, is also similar to that email.
When someone sends a message to your googlemail.com account, it arrives in your default gmail.com account and vice versa. Check this test message for an example.
Now you know that your default email address can also be renamed YourUserID@googlemail.com. Now let’s move to the next Gmail trick.
How to Turn Your @Gmail.com Address into Multiple Email Addresses
Do you know that you can generate more than one email address for one address?
Let’s say your Gmail email address is email@example.com. You can add dots (.) within the user ID and create separate email addresses but receive messages to one Gmail account.
Ex: firstname.lastname@example.org → email@example.com
You can add any amount of dots within each character. But, remember that you don’t add two dots nearly. Adding two or more dots alone doesn’t work with this method.
Ex: firstname.lastname@example.org → email@example.com
Google ignores every dot within the Gmail address and sends emails to the address without dots.
And also, this Google mail trick works well with the above @googlemail.com account as well. Here’s an example.
When to use this trick?
Do you have multiple websites, businesses, or companies? So when you create Twitter accounts for those websites and businesses, you can add dots within each email and create your accounts. Twitter regards each email with dots as a unique address. When Twitter sends messages to your email addresses, they receive one account. No more want to create tons of Gmail addresses for each Twitter account!
If you create more than two social media accounts using one account, this technique won’t be very successful, as you can’t filter messages. But check out the next Google email trick, which shows you a few ethical ways to generate new @Gmail addresses.
How to get rid of SPAM Problems in Gmail?
How many email subscriptions do you have?
One? Ten? Hundred? Or even more?
In fact, I couldn’t count the number of occasions I had to enter my email address to get access to view a page and receive bonuses, gifts, vouchers, coupon codes, etc. This is so irritating, right?
But that’s the nature of email marketing. The main focus of email marketers is building a targeted and larger email list. No matter HOW they get.
More targeted subscribers == more money.
How do you trust those people who get your email address from a CPA offer, download page, or webinar registration page?
Can you believe that THEY’LL secure your privacy? 100%?
In other words, what if they sell your email address for a few bucks for hundreds of SPAMMY marketers?
Yes. You couldn’t expect anything rather than bombard your Gmail inbox with tons of offers within a few days, right?
So, How do you get rid of Spam problems in Gmail?
Yes, the greatest treatment for the SPAM problem is protecting your email address from the public. But that is so hard, right? Sometimes, you can’t resist subscribing to a newsletter, buying an information product, service, etc.
But, with this Gmail address trick I am going to reveal, you can minimize the chances of your Google mail account receiving tons of spam emails. Here’s how to do it…
You can create an infinite number of email addresses with your Gmail or Googlemail email address by adding “+alternativetext” after your Gmail user ID.
The template: youruserIDfirstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a few examples.
And you can be a little creative and make more dedicated addresses for each of your social media accounts.
The list of Gmail addresses never ends. All the emails that come to the above Gmail alias receive automatically sent to email@example.com.
And you can also use the above @googlemail.com address for this as well. Here’s a message which I sent to one of my emails.
You can create an infinite number of email addresses using this technique. No more want to create hundreds of New Gmail accounts for many purposes. You can use one Gmail address to create an unlimited number of addresses.
Putting it all together: How to use @googlemail.com and @Gmail.com
Although you head over to www.googlemail.com or mail.google.com, or www.gmail.com, you will redirect to one page. That’s where your Gmail inbox is located. In where you can do lots of things. Here’re a few things you can do using the above Gmail alias and @Googlemail.com addresses.
As you know, you can create multiple email addresses from one account. These can be used to manage newsletter subscriptions, paid account subscriptions, and social media accounts.
Also, change the settings to delete messages that come to a particular email address from Gmail. This is very useful for removing spam emails from one email address.
Step #1: Log in to your Google email account and click on the settings option.
Step #2: Click on the “Filter” tab and the “Create a New Filter” link.
Step #3: Type your Gmail email address in the “To” field. In my case, I entered the email address which receives messages from Twitter. You can enter any @gmail.com or @googlemail.com address in this field. Make sure you select “All mails” to be filtered. Because, in some cases, non-spam emails could stop in the spam folder and other categories in Gmail. After making the necessary changes, click on the “Create filter with this search” link.
Step #4: In the next window, you can see a few commands to do if any message arrives that matches the filter.
A few very useful options are,
- Apply the Label: To quickly find the emails, you can label them with a memorable name. In my case, I can label it as a “Pitiya Twitter Account.”
- Forward it: If you created a Twitter account for your company and have multiple social media managers, you can add their email addresses in the “Forwarding” tab and forward emails from Twitter. So they can reply to tweets and do other things quickly, eventually increasing social engagement and brand exposure.
- Delete it: This option is advantageous. If you signed up for one newsletter but received hundreds of emails from different email addresses, you can set conditions to direct each message from specific addresses to stop in the spam box.
- Never send it to Spam: If you have subscribed to a few trusted websites and you want to receive all newsletters in your inbox, you can use this option. (Very useful when you use “blog commenting” as a technique to drive traffic to your website. Whenever you receive an email update, you can visit the website and put your comment first.)
- Send Canned Response: This is another handy option if you use classified advertising as a method to get leads/sales — Ex: when someone responds to your Craigslist Ad, you can create a message to send automatically.
- Categorize as: If you have shared your email address with your friends and relatives but stop all their emails in updates and promotions tabs, you can change the emails’ category.
I created a new label entitled “ProBlogTricks Twitter.”
And change the filter commands to Never send emails from Twitter to the Spam folder.
I changed the label color to green.
Once a message arrives in your @Gmail.com account, you can clearly identify it.
All emails coming from Twitter are labeled as Problogtricks — Twitter.
And this Gmail alias trick works perfectly with Googlemail.com addresses as well.
A Few Things You Can Do Using Gmail Addresses
You can do tons of different things using the above addresses. The biggest benefit is you can organize your Gmail inbox pretty well. Here are a few things you can do with what you learned today.
- Proving unique email addresses for each subscription: If you subscribe to a list that sends you tons of emails every day, you could either unsubscribe from that email list or delete emails that come to your Gmail account. You can easily identify and block emails by creating unique addresses for each subscription.
- Craigslist Marketing: If you use classified advertising as a medium to get leads and sales, you can use this Gmail address trick nicely. Let’s assume you want to post an ad in the job section of sfbay.craigslist.org. So you can sign up to Craigslist using this email address: myuserID+sfbayCL@gmail.com. And create a “Canned Response” message to thank the applicant for applying for the job position and let him/her know that you will contact him as soon as possible. Also, forward the job application/resume to another email address you own.
- One Gmail account == Multiple social media accounts: As I explained above, if you want to create multiple Twitter accounts, Pinterest accounts, and Facebook accounts, you can make different Gmail alias addresses for each. Twitter will send all messages to your primary Gmail account. But, you can create labels for each account.
Final words on creating multiple email accounts with Gmail
Now you don’t want to generate dozens of Gmail addresses. Only one email account is enough for everything you want. With the help of @Gmail.com and @Googlemail.com, you can generate an infinite amount of email addresses just for one account. Use the above email address tricks and organize your Gmail account to save time and increase productivity.
So, what are other ways you can generate different Gmail email addresses?