Make Infinite Gmail Addresses For One Inbox

Liam Hammett
Dec 14, 2018 · 2 min read

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Google’s Gmail allows people to get a free email account — but it seems that a lot of people aren’t aware that this gives you access to almost unlimited unique email addresses that will all point to the same inbox, just by making a couple of simple tweaks to it.

Here’s how you can make use of this yourself:

Use instead of

One useful trick is to note that both the and domains work interchangeably.

Add dots to the username

The username part of an email address (anything before the @) can have a dot/period placed in any part of it. (cannot have two consecutive dots) (cannot put dots in the domain)

Add a plus at the end

The end of the username can have a plus (+) appended to it, followed by anything you want - making practically infinite combinations available.

Note: This trick also works with email addresses made through Gsuite!

Any combination of these tricks can be used in conjunction with one another to create a truly unique email address that

Why would I want to do this?

There are a handful of reasons these features of Gmail can come in useful:

  • You want to sign up for a site or service a second time
  • You’re developing a web application and need to test email sending a bunch
  • You want to sign up to a website or service, but with a unique email address — this way if you get unsolicited emails from someone you’ll know exactly who sold your data

Liam Hammett

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PHP developer based in the South-West of England.

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