Two sneaky ways to get an alias email address for your Gmail email address

Have you ever wished that you could modify your Gmail email address while still receiving your emails? Well, you can but it’s a bit tricky. There are two solutions you may want to consider. Gmail allows you to create aliases by adding “.” or “+” signs to your email address. For example:

“Append a plus (” + “) sign and any combination of words or numbers after your email address. For example, if your name was, you could send mail to or”.

“Insert one or several dots (” . “) anywhere in your email address. Gmail doesn't recognize periods as characters in addresses — we just ignore them. For example, you could tell people your address was, or”

Using Gmail aliases provides several advantages, such as helping you organize your inbox, identify senders, avoid spam and unwanted emails, for testing and sign-ups, and finally protect your primary email address.


If you need alias email addresses, consider an email service such as Fastmail. Fastmail offers Over 600 alias addresses for even more privacy.

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