Disposable email address, also known as temporary email address is handy when you need to sign in for unknown online service or unfamiliar newsletter before you are quite sure you will need to use this account in the future. Also, some useful services might be known by having tendency to attract spam email hunters. Using temporary email address as anti-spam solution is one of the best approaches. You may input the temporary email address to sign up for services you only planning to use once and receive the confirmation e-mail in your temporary anti-spam inbox.
There are multiple free services, offering you different flavors of such disposable email addresses, but today we will present a method to use your own Gmail address, but use it special way, which may cut the spammers, but still deliver the message to your standard inbox.
Assuming that you need to sign up for a service by “Newsletter” which requires you to first sign up with their mailing list or newsletter, but you’re afraid spammers might get your address and spam your inbox with nonsense. Let’s call the list “newsletter”. Assuming that your regular email address is “JohnDoe@gmail.com”, sign up for this suspicious service using the email address “JohnDoefirstname.lastname@example.org”.
Email, sent to that address, will still come to your “JohnDoe@gmail.com” address even though the “To:” will include that “+newsletter” in it. Then, for easy processing, set up Gmail filters to filter that “+newsletter” email in your inbox to a specific label.
This operation will require 4 simple steps:
Step 1 – Click on the ‘nut’ button
Step 2 – Go to ‘Settings’
Step 3 – Click on the ‘Filter’ tab
Step 4 – Click on the link ‘Create new filter’