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How to Use Aliases and Filters to Avoid Spam in Gmail

Last updated on November 18th, 2019 at 10:36 pm

It’s very hard to handle your gmail emails,when you use your one gmail email address for both office and personal use.But Gmail has a really useful feature that some people know about — aliases. With aliases you no need to create a completely different account within gmail,you can create aliases email address instead.In short,aliase is modified version of your true email address that Gmail uses as a parameter in filters.

For example, your email address is xyz@gmail.com. When you sign up for a website, newsletter, forum or anything else, you’d probably type that as your email and be done with it. But here’s where the alias comes in.gmail

In Gmail, you can add a plus sign (‘+’) after your email identifier and any string of characters – and Gmail will still identify it as your own. For example, if someone sent an email to xyz+abc@gmail.com, it’d still come in your inbox. xyz+test@gmail.com would work as your email, too.Everything after the plus sign is the alias.Using alias you can easily stop spam in Gmail.

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How To Use A Gmail Alias

  1. Login to your Gmail account.gmail_login
  2. Click the gear icon and select Settings.click_settings
  3. Click Filters and Blocked Addresses.click_filters_blocked_addresses
  4. Select Create a new filter.click_create_a-new_filter
  5. In the To field, add your alias. In this case, it’s xyz+abc@gmail.com. You can use whatever you’d like, just make sure the alias goes first, then a plus sign, and then @gmail.com.add_your_alias
  6. Click on Create filter with this search.click_create_filter_with_this_search
  7. Check the box next to Skip the Inbox (Archive it) and decide what you’d like to do with it.ou can add a label and move it to a folder, send a canned response, or mark it as read and archive it.skip_the_inbox_delete_it
  8. Click the Create filter button.how to use aliases and filters to avoid spam in gmail

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