Stop Telling People That There's A Dot In Your Gmail Address...It Doesn't Matter!

Stop Telling People That There's A Dot In Your Gmail Address...It Doesn't Matter!
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If you're telling people that your email address is something like abc.xyz@gmail.com, then my friend, you've been wrong for your whole life because these dots which you put in your email address don't matter. Yeah, you read it right. Do you think your whole life has been a lie? Yeah, probably.

Because Google came up with this logic years ago, when they built Gmail. Also, I'll tell you why it is very important to know that a dot doesn't matter and how can you use it for better management of your email id?

So, let's find out.

Sorry guys, I had to start with this grumpy cat.

Sorry guys, I had to start with this grumpy cat.

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Here, all doubts cleared. Still works even if you put l.a.z.y.l.i.o.n.g.u.r.u@gmail.com 

Here, all doubts cleared. Still works even if you put l.a.z.y.l.i.o.n.g.u.r.u@gmail.com 
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According to Gmail forums, "Gmail doesn't recognize dots as characters within usernames, you can add or remove the dots from a Gmail address without changing the actual destination address."

Literally mind blowing, right?

Literally mind blowing, right?
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By the way, you could also modify your email address by putting a '+' sign.

By the way, you could also modify your email address by putting a '+' sign.
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so lazylion+guru@gmail.com also works fine.

But why would you do that? Here's the answer. 

But why would you do that? Here's the answer. 
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To avoid spams. But how?

Well, next time when you give away your email address, put a little '+' between your email address and if you start getting the emails from other mailing lists, then check the recipient address. If you find that '+' sign there, then now you know who sold your information to spammers.

Sorry guys, who are stilling using Yahoo mail.

Sorry guys, who are stilling using Yahoo mail.
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These tricks don't work for Yahoo mail. Also, Yahoo does recognize dot in the email address.

Well, you came all the way here. Here's a tip for you.

Well, you came all the way here. Here's a tip for you.
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On the latest version of the Gmail app, you can read and send mail from all your email addresses - even if they're not @gmail.