Today I found some great information that’s worth sharing. As someone that’s using Gmail for more then 10 years I can’t withhold the next tips from you. As example I will use firstname.lastname@example.org, but ofcourse you can do the same with your e-mailadres.
Vandaag kwam ik weer een leuke wist je dat tegen die de moeite is om te delen. Als actief gebruiker van Gmail kun je met deze twee tips het maximale uit je emailadres halen. Als voorbeeld emailadres gaan we uit van email@example.com maar je kunt dezelfde trucjes met jouw adres.
Create a Gmail alias for a webshop
Pretty often we read news articles that by example a webshop has been hacked. Unfortunately there is not a lot you can do about it as a user, but you can try to protect yourself a little bit. First and most importantly is using a unique password for the different online services. This shouldn’t be new for you, but how do you find out if a database has been hacked or maybe worse how do you know they are not sending spam to you?
A solution for this is using a Gmail alias. You don’t have to setup anything for this, all you have to do is added a + sign in front of your real gmailadres. Imagine John Doe is going to order at bol.com, then he could use firstname.lastname@example.org. Without any account adjustments John will now receive his bol.com email in his gmail separately. In case he starts receiving spam on this e-mailadres he can be pretty sure bol.com has a leak, or has sold his address.
Make people crazy with dots in your gmailadres
Did you know that dots don’t exist in a gmailadres! Gmail sees a dot (.) as a variable you can put anywhere in your e-mailadres. Using email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org wouldn’t make any difference. All the emails will be delivered to John. So next time if someone asks, “Do I have to put a dot between your first and last name?” you can answer: “It doesn’t matter where you put the dots, as long as the spelling is correct.”
Also good to read: Google Takeout: What is it and how does it work?