Tired of setting up multiple email accounts for things like Twitter, Facebook, etc…?
If you spend a big portion of your day online like I do, then you’re probably as frustrated as I am with creating a new Gmail account everytime you want to create/test a new social profile. I know I am.
For whatever the reason, some of us just need multiple Twitter, Facebook, and even Instagram accounts. We all have our reasons, don’t judge.
But the challenge is having to create a new Gmail account (is there really any other comparable email provider?) every time we want to register a new account, since most of these social networks only allow 1 account per email.
So what do you do? Create a new Gmail and try to remember the password, amongst dozens of other accounts? That’s certainly what I used to do. Until I heard of this trick.
Add a + to the end of your email (before the @ part).
It essentially registers as a new email account for the social networks (problem solved there), and delivers the confirmation message directly into your existing gmail account.
So if your email is email@example.com
And you’re trying to register a new account on Twitter using the same email… here would be the email to use:
funkychicken+[whatever you want to write goes here]@gmail.com
Just add whatever you want in between the + sign and the @ sign, and it will go directly into your original inbox.
ps – You can also filter in Gmail so all mail with the specific text you put after the + sign goes into a specific folder.
pps – This is also a great way to manage junk mail or track emails from a specific campaign you’re doing.