Things you may not know about Gmail



1. Do you use more than one gmail account for managing official, academic, friendly mails? You can read them all through just one account. Go to your secondary email accounts – > Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP and enable forwarding. You can also set filters to make things easier.

2. You can not only read different mail accounts at one place but also can send out mails using different IDs. Go to Settings -> Accounts -> Send mail as, add the secondary mail ID and then verify it.

3. You can modify your email id as you wish by just adding a + after your mail ID. For example, [email protected] and [email protected] are one the same. You can add different +labels and give it to different people. So when they send mails to those addresses you can use filters to sort them. You can use them just for fun too. Try sending a mail to your crush with +iluvu ๐Ÿ™‚

4. Do you have a user name with a dot in between? Don’t worry where you place the dot. It will work wherever you place it. And even without the dot it will work. This means, people cannot create another user name by just varying the dot placement. This assures people can’t fake your user name that easily. For example, [email protected] , [email protected] and [email protected] are one and the same.

5. Instead of having a address you can also replace it with address and vice-versa. You can use this to create filters and manage your incoming mails.


7 responses to “Things you may not know about Gmail”

  1. Your 3rd point I was unaware, thanks, I came to know one more milestone achievement of Google.

    Other points I already knew.

    Keep it up, cheers.


  2. hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ravi we can be friends

  3. Hi nice post, i read your blog from time to time but i was wondering something. I also run a blog on a similar topic, but i get 1,000’s of spam comments and emails every day does that happen to you.. Any ideas to stop it? I currently have commenting disabled but i want to turn it back on.. Thanks!

  4. Hi layna,

    I just use the Akismet plugin from WordPress. It is more than enough to contain spam.

  5. Dorla Hanz Avatar
    Dorla Hanz

    I dont usually reply to posts but I will in this case. WoW ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Dorla, I am glad you found the post useful ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Anyone have a GoDaddy account? I need to migrate my shared servers to a dedicated server and not sure how all of that works.