Use + in your Gmail address for easy label and search

When you send an email to a Gmail address, Google’s email system will disregard anything you put after a “+”. For example, emails send to davidwest+tips@gmail.com will be sent to davidwest@gmail.com. There is no need to create another email account.

This feature is handy for labelling and tagging purpose. For example you can use the email address davidwest+mailing@gmail.com for subscribing to newsletters. You can then label “davidwest+mailing” to easily group and find newsletter emails.

In addition to “+” plus symbol, Gmail also ignore any period in an email address. Thus emails send to “david.west@gmail.com” and “d.a.v.i.d.w.e.s.t@gmail.com” will all be sent to “davidwest@gmail.com”.