Create a Gmail alias

Contents
  1. Use alternate names for your Gmail account
  2. Temporarily add an alias to Gmail
  3. Permanently add an alias to Gmail

Use alternate names for your Gmail account

Gmail is the most widely used free email service available on the web. It is easy to use, has a clear layout and has a number of useful features. One of these features is the ability to create aliases for your Gmail address, and while it’s not yet known that you can do this, it’s very useful for people who want to be able to use more than one address without having to use more than one. a bill.

There are actually two different ways to create a Gmail alias and this guide will cover both. The first, the “temporary” method, means that you always use your primary email address, but add one or more special characters that create a new email address, but recognize Gmail as your original address.

Another “permanent” method involves changing your Gmail settings so that you can send email to a different address, including your primary Gmail address.

Temporarily add an alias to Gmail

One of the less-than-ideal features of the Internet today is that more and more websites are asking you to provide your email address and register with them in order to continue browsing their content. As dangerous as it is to the tidiness of your inbox, there is a way to make it look a little less cluttered.

This includes creating a temporary Gmail alias. When you sign up for a new website or online service, you can do this easily: by inserting a period (“.”) to your regular Gmail address. So, for example, if your address is “[email protected]”, typing “[email protected]” instantly creates an alias. You can insert a period at any time, and you can also insert a period: a lot in its sole discretion, so that your address looks something like this: “[email protected]”.

Regardless of what the aliases look like to the casual observer, Gmail treats them as identical to your original address, so anything sent to “[email protected]” is actually sent to “[email protected]”.

Temporary aliases can be created by not only using a simple period, but also adding plus sign (“+”) to end addresses. For example, “jan [email protected]” is a temporary alias, although “jan + [email protected]” is not (messages sent to such an address will not work). In addition, you can type any gobblebook after the plus sign, such as “[email protected]”, and the email sent to that address will still be sent to your address.

Of course, you may ask, “What’s the point of all this?” A handy trick regarding temporary aliases is to: create filters , which puts emails sent to, say, “[email protected]” in a folder other than your inbox. This prevents your mailbox from collapsing under the weight of too many promotional emails.

To create a temporary alias filter, do the following:

  1. Open your Gmail account by going to the page mail.google.com

  2. Click on the triangle Yet on the right side of the search bar.

  3. In the drop-down menu, enter the address of the temporary alias in the field To who

  4. Click Create filter

  5. Scroll down and click on the drop-down menu Select category

  6. Click category you want to send emails to, such as Stocks.

  7. Click Create filter

Permanently add an alias to Gmail

The other way to create a Gmail alias is slightly different, but useful if you already have multiple email addresses and want to save time checking all your email in one place.

Assuming you have two email addresses (although there could be more), “[email protected]” and “[email protected]”, you can add the latter as the former’s permanent alias to send email. send to “[email protected] gmail.com” will also be sent to “[email protected]”.

  1. Open your Gmail account by going to the page mail.google.com

  2. Click Cogwheel Settings in the top right corner of the screen.

  3. Click Institutions

  4. Click on the tab Accounts and Import

  5. Scroll down to the “Check email from other accounts” subsection and click Add email account

  6. Enter E-mail address that you want to add as an alias (for example, “[email protected]”).

  7. Click Further

  8. Click Further

  9. Enter password for the address you want to add (this is the password you use to log in to that address and your account).

  10. Click Add Account

By clicking “Add Account” you can view the email sent to the alias. After that, however, there are other steps and they determine if you can also send email from the alias address using the original Gmail account.

  1. Make sure the checkbox “ Yes, I want to be able to send mail as [email protected] ” is checked (usually it is, but click it if it isn’t).

  2. Click Further

  3. Make sure the checkbox “ Treat as an alias ” is set (although it usually is).

  4. Click Next step

  5. Click Send confirmation

  6. To register email account that you want to add as a permanent alias.

  7. Open e-mail sent by the Gmail team regarding alias verification (for example, the subject heading would be something like: “Gmail verification – send email as [email protected]”).

  8. Click confirmation link added to the email to complete the process of adding the alias.

  9. Click Confirm

Once you do this, you’ll be able to specify who your “From” emails are to when you write them (this field appears at the top of draft emails, above the “To” field).

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