Trick with labels in gmail – how to find out who is selling your e-mail address

I actually read about this in some comment field somewhere else, but here is a great explanation of my intention:

http://g04.com/misc/GmailTipsComplete.html#Tip-03
I thought first that I could just e-mail to address+label@gmail.com and it would automagically come to that e-mail. That’s not the case. You still need to create a label and set up a filter. But still quite useable. In case for example you want to send notes to yourself or something like that.
Another cool thing, let’s say you register on a website. Then don’t register with your normal e-mail, register with address+facebook@gmail.com

Then all those e-mails from facebook will come to you – with the above address in the to: field.

Quite neat huh?

In case you want to find out who is selling your e-mail address you can set this up for each place you register and then when you get a spam message you can click on more details and see where it was sent to!

3 thoughts on “Trick with labels in gmail – how to find out who is selling your e-mail address

  1. Mackenzie Harricks

    Hey would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with? I’m going to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a difficult time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique. P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

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    1. guldmyr Post author

      Hey, this is a wordpress, you can see this at the bottom of the page. The design is practically unmodified, new picture, the sharing things in posts and tags is about it.

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