Use Gmail to find out who sold your email address

Google lets you put a + sign in you email address that it ignores but you can use to create filters. For example, when you create an account at buy.com, just I just tell them my email address isĀ  BenShoemate+buy.com@gmail.com. If I start getting ads for “V I A GR A” I know who to boycott, report, complain, filter. Cool.

Also, gmail ignores the . in your name. So even if you signed up for [email protected] you can tell people at work its [email protected] and set up a filter to auto tag those as work. Also cool.

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